February 27, 2021

One Step Closer: Shaw Shares how his Internship Prepares him for a Career in Ag

Spencer Shaw

(L-R) MaxYield Seed Solutions Specialist Matt Keel, MaxYield Intern Spencer Shaw

A Meservey, Iowa farm was where Spencer Shaw’s interest in agriculture and agronomy became his passion. As a senior at Iowa State University, Spencer is excited by the ever-changing agronomic problems that occur in the field. Spencer’s MaxYield Seed and Agronomy Sales internship has provided the opportunity for further education about crop nutrient, crop protection, and seed product knowledge.

Spencer looks forward to his future career opportunities to apply his knowledge and experience. “If a farmer thinks they have a problem out in the field, I want to help them out by identifying what it is and come to a solution, whether that’s applying chemicals, fertilizer, etc.”

Q: What have you enjoyed most about your Seed and Agronomy Sales internship?

A: The family and team-like atmosphere here at MaxYield has been a highlight throughout my internship. The two-hour weekly training sessions we attend with other MaxYield Agronomy Specialists at the Learning Center plots have been interesting. We covered some basic topics like staging crops, and other things like modes of action, what crop protection products to apply and when. I also could make time during my internship to explore grain merchandising.

Q: What are your hobbies?

A: I am a member of Iowa State University’s Agricultural Business club. I mainly like to watch sports, both ISU basketball and the Dallas Cowboys NFL team.

Q: What are your career goals?

A: I would like to get a job in the agronomy sector but I’m keeping my options open. I like seeing the problems farmers have and then working to find a solution.



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