Meet the Interns: Brittany Granger

July 31, 2018
My passion for the outdoors and love of nature sparked my interest in pursuing a career in the agriculture industry. I knew I wanted to attend Kansas State University, but I was unsure about a major. When searching through the different major options, I came across agronomy. I enjoy science, so I thought I would give it a try. And now here I am, a junior at Kansas State University majoring in agronomy and involved in the Wheat State Agronomy Club.
I am a crop scout intern responsible for the southern half of the MKC territory. I was given 14,000 acres of corn and soybeans to look at every 10 days. The strategic account managers meet with growers to discuss management options based off my scout reports.
Going into this internship, I was most excited to further my knowledge and learn what happens after my reports. I was also excited to learn about the uses of different herbicides and mixes.
My favorite part about the summer was the technology I was able to use. I had a unique opportunity to work hands-on with the Winfield United Field Forecasting Tool. I took tissue samples, utilizing the tool to see how the plant changed over time and then calibrated the yield estimates it made. The tool was also a part of my summer project. I tracked the cost and benefits for MKC and their member-owners to use this tool in their operations.
Finishing out the little bit of summer I have left, I can’t wait to keep learning, and pursuing my passion for agronomy! 
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