Meet the Interns: Keren Duerksen

June 23, 2017

Raised on a small family farm outside of Newton, Kansas, my summers consisted of Pepsi from the elevator with wheat dust around the rim, bare feet, and week-long summer camps. This summer, interning as a crop scout is a little different, with a Yeti full of coffee, muddy boots, and weekly field routes.

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Meet the Interns: Aaron Bachura

June 16, 2017

Hello! My name is Aaron Bachura. This summer I am serving as the accounting intern at the Moundridge administrative office. I will be returning to McPherson College in the fall to finish my business administration degree with an emphasis in accounting, finance and management. 

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Meet the interns: Nathan Wilson

June 9, 2017

Hi, my name is Nathan Wilson and I grew up in Kingman. I graduated from Kingman High School in 2014 and will be a senior at Fort Hays State this coming fall majoring in agricultural business. I grew up in a farming family and have always been interested in agriculture. When deciding on a career path and finding internship experiences, I knew MKC’s Summer Internship Program would give me a hands-on experience with working with producers and giving me a better understanding of agronomy and the agricultural industry.

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Meet the Interns: Sarah Zerger

June 8, 2017

My name is Sarah Zerger, and I am the summer scouting manager for MKC. This summer is my second year in the MKC Summer Intern Program. This fall, I will be a senior at Kansas State University studying agronomy with an option in consulting and production and a minor in animal science.

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Meet the Interns: Kandace Griffin

June 2, 2017

Growing up in a small town in the heart of the Flint Hills I was surrounded by agriculture and grew to understand the impact it has on our community. With my involvement in 4-H and FFA, I saw the impact it had on counties across the state. Through these experiences, I made the decision to stay involved in agriculture, attend Kansas State University and major in animal science with a marketing and communication option. 

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Welcome 2017 MKC and TMA Interns

May 31, 2017

The 2017 MKC and TMA summer interns began their summer experience on May 22. MKC Coordinator of Talent and Industry Partnerships Hilary Worcester kicked-off the summer with a two-day orientation to learn more about MKC, TMA and help the interns build leadership skills and more. 

Retiree Shares Technology Changes

April 25, 2017

As a 1969 Kansas State University graduate, MKC Grain Coordinator Larry Goerzen has nearly 48 years of experience in the agriculture industry. The first part of his cooperative career began as a location manager at a country elevator and feed store.

“One of my best memories was giving co-op lollipops to the kids riding along in the grain truck at harvest,” Goerzen said.  “As they rolled onto the scale, their eager faces were showing the excitement and pleasure of getting a treat.  Some of these kids are now adults, and they still tell me about those memories.”

KARL Continues to Develop MKC Leaders

April 21, 2017

Since 1991, more than 330 leaders in the agricultural industry have participated in the Kansas Agriculture and Rural Leadership Program. Selected as a member of the 2015 KARL class, MKC Director of Central Operations Nathan Eck has been involved with the KARL Program. The KARL Program is a non-profit organization determined to help develop leaders in agriculture by teaching them the importance of business in rural communities.

Annual Emerging Producer Program Brings Producers Together in Manhattan

February 22, 2017

​The Emerging Producers Program strives to bring current topics to producers as well as build a learning environment for the next generation of the cooperative. Producers mingle with one another and MKC and TMA employees sharing their successes and challenges while listening to experts share vital information.

This year, more than 130 producers, guests and employees attended the Emerging Producers Program held in Manhattan. Over 75 percent of the attendees were back for a second, third or fourth year. Darren Nelson, a producer in Reno County, attended the program for a second year.

Razor Tracking Helps Employees Improve Efficiency and Services

February 22, 2017

Razor Tracking is a fleet tracking software you can access online. Employees and managers can view multiple fleet views of a single vehicle, a group of vehicles or multiple branch locations. They also can use the system to receive notification when maintenance for the vehicle is due, speeding and other informational resources.

CCD Program Engages With Many Facets of Ag

December 1, 2016

One of the focuses of the Collegiate Career Development Program through MKC is broadening agriculture knowledge through unique experiences in facets of agriculture that are different than what interns see every day in work or class.

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What do you want to be when you grow up?

October 27, 2016

Some people grow up knowing exactly what they want to be, while others may not figure it out until their last year of college. For Roger Wofford, tender truck driver, moving back to Kansas in 2010 helped him realize his dream at an even older age.  Wofford, 66, began to notice how many trucks drive through Kansas and how intrigued he was with the idea of driving a semi. 

Retirees Experience Growth of the Cooperative

September 30, 2016

​Gary Winter, fuel truck driver, and Gary Nelson, elevator superintendent in Lindsborg, both retired this past month from MKC. 

Yoder Bunker Provides Storage Relief For Local Elevators

September 29, 2016

Mountains of wheat can be seen at several MKC grain elevators. Near the old Naval base near Yoder, MKC hauled grain for storage to make room for fall crops in a market that is challenging. 

Summer 2016 Communications Internship Opportunity

September 21, 2016

MKC is seeking a communications intern in our Moundridge office for summer 2017. Interested applicants need to send a cover letter and resume to Nichole Gouldie at by September 30, 2016.

Retirees Take Pride in the Cooperative System

September 12, 2016

A  collective of over 125 years of service retired from MKC in early 2016. Three men, Phil Timken, Daryl Cummings and Ben Oard each retired from their jobs with MKC after they had worked more than 40 years in the cooperative system alone. 

Meet the Interns: Justin Malloy

July 29, 2016

My name is Justin Malloy and my internship with MKC is based out of the Manhattan location. I have been working under Tony Hieger. I am a fifth year senior and will be graduating this fall from Kansas State University with a degree in agricultural technology management and a minor in agronomy. 

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Meet the Interns: Sarah Zerger

July 27, 2016

​My name is Sarah Zerger. I am originally from Cheney where my family farms about 1,200 acres of wheat, corn, sudan, soybeans, milo and hay. In addition, we have a 50 head cow-calf operation and a certified seed business all under the name of A & T Livestock LC. 

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Meet the Interns: Nathan Lanier

July 22, 2016

I'm a fifth year senior at Fort Hays State University majoring in information networking and telecommunications with an emphasis in internetworking, and will be graduating in December 2016. This is my second year interning with the IT department at the Moundridge office

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Meet the Interns: Cole Leis

July 20, 2016

Cole Leis is a summer intern for Team Marketing Alliance in Moundridge. He will be a senior at Kansas State University studying agribusiness. Cole has always had a passion for farming because of helping on his family's operation near Garden Plain. 

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Meet the Interns: Nolan Allison

July 18, 2016

My name is Nolan Allison. I am a senior at Kansas State University. I am majoring in agricultural economics with a minor in animal science and industry. At K-State, I am a member of the Delta Upsilon fraternity.

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Meet the Interns: Annie Eaton

July 15, 2016

I am a fifth year senior at Kansas State University majoring in agronomy and minoring in plant pathology. I attended Fort Hays State until my junior year. For the last two years, I have worked on campus in the Wheat Genetics department. This has helped further my love of agriculture and my knowledge of wheat production, genetics and the breeding process.  

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Meet the Interns: Jake Kentzler

July 8, 2016

Originally from the Haven area, Jake Kentzler grew up in and around agriculture and was also very involved in FFA throughout high school. Through these experiences, he decided to further his education in agriculture by attending Kansas State University, majoring in agricultural technology management.

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Meet the Interns: Braidyn Rucker

July 6, 2016

Coming into this internship, Braidyn Rucker thought she knew exactly what to expect. The key word here was thought. This summer has pushed her to think outside the box and to go beyond her comfort zone. She has been introduced to areas within agriculture she never dreamed of entering and now never wants to leave. 

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Meet the Interns: Cody Seiler

July 1, 2016

​This summer I am an intern at Groveland, and I am working with Groveland Location Manager Nathan Eck. I am originally from the Inman area and was familiar with MKC. Next fall I will be a senior at K-State majoring in agribusiness with a minor in economics. Go Cats! 

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Meet the Interns: Kaylin Fink

June 29, 2016

My name is Kaylin Fink and this summer I am the intern out of the Abilene location, just a hop-skip away from where I call home in Chapman. 

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Meet the Interns: Nathan Wilson

June 20, 2016

Growing up around agriculture, there is nothing I wanted to do more than farm. As I grew older, I began to realize I would need a job to support my dream. I decided to look into agricultural related fields. MKC has provided me a gateway to get exposed to many different fields of agriculture. 

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Meet the Interns: Alex Diercks

June 17, 2016

My name is Alex Diercks. I am the accounting intern, working in the Moundridge office. I will be a senior at Kansas State University this fall majoring in agricultural business with a minor in agronomy. 

Meet the Interns: Eric Koehlmoos

June 15, 2016

​My name is Eric Koehlmoos and this summer I am serving as the agronomy scout intern based out of Groveland. I will be a sophomore next fall at Kansas State University, where my major is agricultural education with minors in animal science and agricultural economics. 

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Meet the Interns: Shaylee Arpin

June 10, 2016

Most kids growing up in a large town or city have little access to knowledge about agriculture, farming or even something as simple as where their food comes from.  Shaylee Arpin's story would have been the same if her parents had not put her siblings and herself into the Central Kansas District 4-H program. 

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Meet the Interns: Ross Niehues

June 8, 2016

​My name is Ross Niehues and this summer I am the precision agronomy intern for MKC, based out of the Groveland location. This fall I will be a fifth year senior majoring in agricultural technology management with a minor in agronomy at Kansas State University. This is my second summer with MKC. 

Together We Can Fight Hunger

April 25, 2016

​One in every seven families struggle with food insecurity in Kansas according to the Kansas Food Bank and Feeding America. To help combat hunger across Kansas, MKC is calling upon employees, customers, vendors and members of the local communities to help in the efforts of collecting donations in the fifth annual food drive to benefit local food banks.

MKC Expands Intern Program

March 31, 2016

Effective onboarding processes and procedures are paramount for employers, as the first impression an organization gives to a new employee will likely have a lasting effect on the individual’s engagement. So why not start this process months before you want to officially hire someone?

Career Development Program Designed to Enhance Job Performance

February 24, 2016

For the seventh year, MKC teamed up with Cloud County Community College to offer 12 MKC and TMA employees a unique opportunity to further enhance their job performance and career path. Created to benefit both seasoned and new employees, the program provides knowledge and skills to help excel at their career above and beyond their regular job description.

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Ethan Knight: A Word from an MKC Intern

July 31, 2015

Having grown up in Moundridge, Kan., MKC has always been a part of my life. My first memories of MKC was when I was a younger. I would walk up to the old service station to hang out with my dad after school. As soon as I could drive, I started helping out my Grandpa on the family farm and this was where I first came into contact with the agronomy side of MKC.

Nathan Larson: A Word from an MKC Intern

July 28, 2015

My name is Nathan Larson and I am the MKC agronomy and sales intern at the Groveland location.  I am going to be a senior at Kansas State University this fall and I am majoring in agronomy with an emphasis in consulting and production.

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Zane Sloan: A Word from an MKC Intern

July 14, 2015

I grew up on a family farm in northwest Kansas and agriculture has always played a major role in my life. Our farm is located between Sharon Springs and Weskan, and consists of irrigated and dry land acres for crop production and pasture for cattle grazing.

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