Job Shadow Program

What is the MKC Job Shadow Program?

The MKC Job Shadow Program is designed to give students a chance to experience MKC and the careers we have available. Open to students ages 16 and up from high school, trade school or college, participants will be paired with an employee and learn what happens each day in their role to help our member owners be successful. There is truly something new and different to see each and every day. Students will learn what path the employee took to be where they are today and leave with a better understand of possible career opportunities at MKC.

Grain Operations

What are grain operations?
Grain ends up in the human food chain and is the life blood of agriculture in Kansas. Grain comes from the field to our locations, and it is the responsibility of our grain division to get it to the right part of the elevator and keep it clean and safe until it leaves the elevator to enter our food chain.

Who might be interested?
If you like: machinery and learning how things work, welding or working with your hands, working at a quick pace, doing something different every day, solving problems and being outside.

Things you could see:

  • Trucks dumping and loading
  • Mixing and blending of grain
  • Loading and unloading an elevator or bunker
  • Building a bunker
  • Moving grain from one location to another
  • Hard work coming together to keep our food supply safe

Agronomy Operations

What are agronomy operations?
Grain is produced in the most efficient manner if the seed planted was in good health, has the nutrients it needs and can live in an environment free of weeds and pests. Our agronomy group works to provide the farmer with high quality seed, utilization of technology to apply fertilizer and nutrients the seed needs to grow and minimize damage done by weeds and pest through spraying.

Who might be interested?
If you like working at a quick pace, paying attention to details, seeing how crops grow, doing something different every day, solving problems, working with customers and being outside.

Things you could see:

  • Seed being treated before planting
  • Working with the farmer owner to solve problems
  • Mixing and loading of crop protection chemicals

Interested In Participating In The MKC Job Shadow Program? 

Please complete the form. Once submitted, an MKC representative will contact you to move forward with the experience.

Please note: You must print, sign, and bring the Job Shadow Waiver with you to the job shadow. If you are under the age of 18, the waiver must also be signed by a parent or guardian. 

Click the text below to download the waiver.

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