January 18, 2021

Spencer Shaw: Seed & Agronomy Sales Intern

Spencer ShawSpencer Shaw, 21, of Garner, IA, joined the MaxYield Seed and Agronomy Sales team, having participated in the “wheat run” last summer, harvesting wheat fields non-stop from middle of May to mid-August. Spencer enjoyed the experience and the scenery harvesting in states like Kansas, Colorado, and Idaho, and hopes he can do it again in the future. As a senior at Iowa State University he is majoring in Ag Business and minoring in Agronomy and has continued pursuing these interests through his MaxYield internship.

Q: What have been some of your responsibilities and experiences within your internship?

A: I have gone on sale calls to sell the Winfield United’s R7 Tool, working in the east territory meeting with the clients. I have also been able to spend time in the field to crop scout and tissue sample.


Q: How have you benefited by having Matt Keel and Cody Ostendorf as your mentors at MaxYield?

A: It’s been nice getting to know both of my mentors, they have their own knowledge base which has helped me learn about both sales and the science of agronomy. Matt is a fun guy to be around and he has taught me a lot about sales. Cody is very smart, and I have learned a lot about the seed, chemical, and application side of the job from him.

Q: How would you describe your internship experience to another student?

A: This internship is very informative; you can do a little bit of everything and learn about what interests you. You get out what you put into your work.

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