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Q&A with Intern Olivia Logan

July 2, 2020
Name: Olivia Loganolivia_2020intern_webblog-(1).jpg
Title: Decision Ag Consultant Intern
Location: Manhattan / South Central Kansas
Hometown: Lee’s Summit, MO
College: Kansas State University

Q: Why did you choose to pursue an internship with MKC/TMA?
Logan: I think that MKC is a very well-respected company in the ag community. I also saw it as a great opportunity to learn a lot about commercial agriculture. I was excited because I was sure I would learn a great deal about agronomy and farm management strategies.

Q: What does a day in the life of an MKC/TMA intern in your role look like?
Logan: A typical day for me begins with meeting my mentor on location bright and early in the morning. My day varies between a few different possible tasks, such as taking tissue samples for either corn, soybeans, or both, drawing experimental trial boundaries in fields, recording notes on various corn hybrid trials, scouting fields for weed pressure, and delivering seed and/or chemical to growers.

Q: What has been the most exciting or interesting thing you’ve learned so far?
Logan: The most interesting thing that I’ve learned is the different management strategies relating to cover crops. Since starting my internship, I have learned about a lot of different ways growers use cover crops to improve their operation. While I have learned about cover crops in my college classes, one of the things that was not evident to me in the classroom is the extended benefits they have for producers who raise livestock. 

Q: What is one thing you have learned in your college education that you’ve been able to apply to your experience this summer?
Logan: The most obvious thing that I have learned in college that has been very applicable to this internship is my learned ability to identify various weeds and crops. This has been very beneficial because I feel as though I can be “turned loose” and still be trusted to identify weeds accurately.

Q: What have you gained from your internship experience that you will carry with you in the future?
Logan: The most valuable thing that I have learned thus far is the emphasis on customer service and customer appreciation. The employees of MKC make customer communication the top priority in everything they do. As an intern who works at lots of different locations this summer, it is very apparent that customer satisfaction is the top priority of the company as a whole.
 
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