February 25, 2021

Ryan Anderson: Crop Scouting/ Soil Sampling Intern


Meet Ryan Anderson, one of MaxYield’s Crop Scouting and Soil Sampling Interns.

Where do you call home?

I grew up near Clarion, Iowa, where my family has a row-crop operation.

Where do you go to school, what is your major and why?

I will be a sophomore at Iowa State University majoring in Agricultural Studies. My agricultural background and interests in many different aspects of agriculture led me to Ag Studies. I like how the major covers a wide variety of topics and touches on everything from agronomy to animal science and even the business side of agriculture.

How did you hear about MaxYield’s internship program and why did you apply?

I heard about MaxYield’s internship program from previous MaxYield interns. They told me that they had great experiences at MaxYield and learned a wide variety of skills. I was also hoping to be a part of a full-service cooperative.  This desire and testimonials from experienced interns made me excited about the MaxYield internship program. At the Iowa State University College of Agriculture and Life Sciences Career Fair I talked to Chad Meyer and Diane Streit. After that, I had interviews with my mentor, and now I am a crop scout and soil sampling intern for MaxYield.

What are some goals you have during your internship?

One of my main goals throughout this internship is to gain an overall better understanding of agronomy, from putting the seed in the ground all the way to harvesting. Another goal of mine is to learn and better understand chemical, seed and fertilizer charts and recommendations.

What are some of your favorite hobbies?

I enjoy hunting and restoring tractors. I also like to fish, work on our family farm and ride snowmobiles.

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