February 27, 2021

Trent Taglauer: Agronomy Operations Intern

DSC_0507 (2)Meet Trent Taglauer, MaxYield’s Central Region Agronomy Operations Intern.

Where do you call home?

I grew up on a crop and livestock farm near Fairfield, Iowa. We raise corn, soybeans, hay and breeding Red Angus.

What is your major and why?

I am double majoring in Agricultural Business and Agronomy at Iowa State University. My family has a history in Ag Business, and I also have a strong interest in the business aspect of agriculture. Additionally, I enjoy working in the sales area and with clients. I added agronomy as a second major after I had a very successful internship with another co-op. I developed a passion for the co-op system and someday I hope to be a co-op manager.

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

I heard about MaxYield’s internship program when I met Diane Streit at the College of Ag etiquette dinner at Iowa State. She talked to me about the structure of MaxYield’s internship program and we discussed internship openings. I then met with Diane at the Iowa State University College of Agriculture and Life Sciences Career Fair and went through interviews with Chuck Borman and Gerald Zwiefel. Now I am excited to be MaxYield’s Central Region Agronomy Operations intern.

What are some goals you have during your internship?

During my time at MaxYield I hope to learn more about how a complete co-op runs. I want to expand my knowledge related to turning a field prescription into a product and also learn more about the day-to-day operations of a fertilizer and agronomy plant. While I am with MaxYield I also hope to work with clients and increase my client care skills.

What are some of your favorite pastimes?

I like to be outside and I enjoy going for runs or taking a long drive with the windows down. Much of my free time this summer is spent working on the college summer courses I am taking.

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