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Meet the 2018 Summer Interns

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5/31/2018 3:01:48 AM

The 2018 summer interns come from five different colleges and 16 different hometowns but are all looking forward to a summer internship experience they won’t forget. We welcome the interns to multiple locations, areas and core business areas of the cooperative. While they are each learning which path of agriculture best fits them, MKC and TMA is doing their best to give our interns an unforgettable experience and provide them with life-long lessons that they will be able to carry on to their future careers.

Read the bios below to meet our 2018 summer interns!
 
We welcome Josh Crosby to the internship program as an energy intern located in McPherson. Josh is attending Washburn University, but calls Iowa City, Iowa home. As a business marketing major, Josh is excited to see how his personality and knowledge will line up with his internship. Ready to put his skills to the test, Josh is also excited to work with others and learn more about energy. He enjoys fishing, hunting and being with his friends.
 


Jake Wessel will be the grain operations intern at Groveland. Originally from Cedar Point, Kansas, Jake is currently a student at Kansas State University studying agribusiness and minoring in agronomy. He is very involved in the Ag Econ/Ag Business Club and participates in student government at K-State. Jake is excited to meet the other interns and better his leadership and communication skills. In his free time, Jake likes to drive his motorcycle and blue El Camino.
 


From Mustang, Oklahoma, Dalton Good is this year's TMA intern. Dalton is attending Oklahoma State University studying animal science and minoring in ag econ. He is a member of the Alpha Gamma Rho Fraternity, the colligate cattlemen's Club and the collegiate farm bureau. He is very passionate about the industry and is looking forward to gaining this experience. When he's not working, Dalton likes to fish, hunt and be outdoors.
 


MKC welcomes Brandon Entz to the internship program. He will be working in agronomy and grain operations at the Lindsborg location. He is from Peabody, Kansas, and is attending Kansas State University studying agricultural economics and agronomy. He is interested in the company's goals, agronomy operations, and how the cooperative system works. Brandon is also involved in the Ag Econ Club at K-State and serves as the treasurer. During his spare time, he enjoys deer hunting, watching his younger brother play sport, and helping with the family farm.
 

Jarrett Pitman is from Berryton, Kansas, and is attending Kansas State University studying agricultural economics. During his time at MKC, Jarrett will be interning at the Haven location in agronomy operations. In addition to connecting with his peers and co-workers, Jarrett is also excited to see how the agronomy department functions. You can find Jarrett hunting, fishing or helping his uncle with the family farm in his free time.



Sam Frost will be our accounting intern located at Moundridge this summer. While attending Bethany College majoring in accounting, finance, and business management, Sam also participates in track as a student athlete. During his time at MKC, Sam will take advantage of working closely with people who have the experience and knowledge in the accounting industry. Sam is originally from Assaria, Kansas, and enjoys building relationships, swimming, hunting and golfing.
 


Originally from Salina, Kansas, Zoe Woolsoncroft currently attends Kansas State University studying agribusiness. Zoe will be working from the Manhattan location serving as the feed sales intern. She is most interested in making connections in the workforce and learning from her experienced co-workers. In her downtime, Zoe enjoys riding her horse and being outdoors.
 


Another wildcat, Brian Kassin, attends K-State and is studying management information systems, and is originally from Kansas City, Kansas. Brian is our IT intern at Moundridge. Brian hopes to learn valuable programming and other IT related skills while learning about the agriculture industry. At K-State, he is a part of the Management Information Systems Club, Cyber Security Club, and serves on the student government association. In his free time, Brian likes to read, play sports and be outdoors.
 


MKC welcomes Drake Bliss to the internship program in agronomy and grain operations located at Benton. His hometown is Maize, Kansas. Drake is a student at Kansas State University studying agribusiness. While on the job, Drake hopes to gain basic insight into MKC operations and is looking forward to working with his mentor. Drake wants to work his way up in the agricultural industry someday. In addition to working on his family's property, hunting and playing sports, Drake hopes to someday own and operate his own airplane.
 


At the Groveland location, Connor Peirce will be serving as the precision ag intern. Connor is from Haven and is also a K-State student studying agronomy and minoring in ag tech management. He heard about the internship program through his local MKC location and is interested in how the company serves its members and how to utilize technology in production agriculture. He is most excited to work with new technology he hasn’t been officially introduced to yet. In Connor's spare time, he enjoys playing church league softball with his church in South Hutch. He also enjoys riding four-wheelers.
 

James Mosely is attending Oklahoma State University studying agribusiness and agronomy. He is originally from Owassa, Oklahoma. Located at Walton, James will be in agronomy and grain operations for MKC. Eager to learn more about agronomy, sales and customer service, James is also excited to build relationships with the employees and other interns. At OSU, James is part of the Kappa Sigma Fraternity, and enjoys hunting, fishing and the outdoors.
 


From Valley Center, Kansas, Brittany Granger is serving as an agronomy scouting intern covering the southern MKC territory. Brittany is attending Kansas State University studying agronomy and animal science and industry. Working at MKC will allow Brittany to learn more about the position of a field marketer and what they do in a professional setting. At K-State, she is involved in the Wheat State Agronomy Club and Alpha Xi Delta Sorority. She enjoys snowboarding every winter season.
 


MKC’s second scouting intern is John Garrett, John will be covering the northern MKC territory. A native of  Wakarusa, Kansas, he is attending Kansas State studying agribusiness and agronomy. He hopes to broaden his experience in the agricultural industry and learn more about agronomy sales. One of John’s favorite pass-times is hunting and being outdoors. He also enjoys helping on the family farm.
 


Emily Wright is from Norwich, Kansas and is interning in grain operations at the Sumner County Location. Emily attends Kansas State University studying agribusiness. She is most excited to gain knowledge in grain operations and being faced with challenges that will help her learn from experience. Her ultimate goal is to help farmers be successful and to have her own farm land someday to continue doing what she loves.
 


Kylee Martin will be at the Moundridge location as a communication intern. She currently is attending McPherson College studying communications, but calls Larned, Kansas home. This summer, she would like to learn how to tell the story of MKC to a broad audience while working with multiple social media platforms. During her free time, she enjoys exploring museums, lakes and other fun places to see.
 


From Ellinwood, Kansas, Mikey Hughes is interning at the Moundridge location as a communication intern. Mikey is studying agricultural communications and journalism with a minor in agronomy at K-State. She is looking forward to learning more about workplace professionalism and the cooperative system, while also having the opportunity to tour different agricultural facilities. She is involved in Agricultural Communicators of Tomorrow, Collegiate 4-H, College of Agriculture Ambassadors, and Alpha of Clovia. Mikey enjoys reading, petting dogs, and spending time with her friends.