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Q&A with Intern Austin Campbell

July 28, 2020
Name: Austin Campbell austin_2020intern_webblog.jpg
Title: Decision Ag Intern
Location: Groveland
Hometown: Harrisonville, MO
College: University of Missouri
 
Why did you choose to pursue an internship with MKC/TMA?
I pursued an internship with MKC so that I could gain experience in ag sales and see agriculture in a different area than what I am used to. Even though Kansas and Missouri are close together, the various agronomic crops and practices often vary, and that was intriguing when pursuing an internship with MKC.
 
What does a day in the life of an MKC/TMA intern in your role look like?
A day in the life of a decision ag intern varies from day to day. Some days I spend my time out in the field scouting crops, looking at various weed pressure, and overall crop health. Other days I may be delivering seed or chemical to growers.
 
What has been the most exciting or interesting thing you’ve learned so far?
One of the most interesting things I have learned this summer was the benefits of cover cropping and how impactful it can be to Kansas agriculture. I have had the opportunity to spend a good portion of my time researching and looking at cover crops this summer and have found it to be very interesting.
 
What is one thing you have learned in your college education that you’ve been able to apply to your experience this summer?
The nice thing about my major and my job are that they are extremely similar so most everything I learned at school are things that I am applying at work and in the field. This past year I was able to take a class in soil fertility and I have been able to see that information applied in the field.
 
What have you gained from your internship experience that you will carry with you in the future?
This internship has been extremely beneficial for me and I have learned quite a bit. While I have learned many things in the agriculture field, I also feel that I have learned other necessary skills for the workforce. I have gained experience in customer service, time management, and I also practiced communication skills. These are all skills that I feel are important and can be used in the future.
 
Posted: 7/28/2020 1:00:00 PM by Katlin Allton | with 0 comments
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