Finally back at MFA! This school year I will be working in Crop Protection and Seed doing various projects or anything else they need. I’m extremely excited for this next chapter of mine at MFA!
- 6 months ago
Today was my second day back at class, and I still can’t help but to tell everyone about how great of a time I had working for MFA this summer. It was truly one of the best experiences I’ve been through. I learned so much along the way, from agronomy to merchandising. I’m so glad I will have the opportunity to continue working for MFA throughout the school year in crop protection and I can’t wait to see what the future holds for me in this company. I’d like to thank everyone who was involved in the program and for giving me this great experience!
- 7 months ago
It has certainly been an eventful week in SE Missouri. I’ve been in Advance this past week working with wheat harvest. Now that harvest is dwindling down, many are beginning to burn the fields in order to prepare the soil for soybeans. I was able to witness one field being burnt in Brownwood today, something I’ve never seen up close before. I was also able to ride in a Rogator for the first time today to spray soybeans with Perc Plus. The weather is the other major story down here this past week. Temperatures have been extremely high, along with major storms. Last night a funnel cloud went through Jackson (over my house to be exact), but thankfully no damage occurred. Hopefully, it remains dry for the rest of the week to finish up the wheat crop and plant some beans!
I’m spending the day with Marshall, one of the salesman in the SEMO group. Our first stop was to the Bula potato farm. This is the first time I’ve ever had the opportunity to view the equipment used in the process. Hopefully, I’ll be able to come back next week when they are digging up potatoes. After that, we went to Charleston to visit with Donnie Deline, who currently farms 64,000 acres in 4 states. We discussed the use of fertilizer and types of seeds that would beat fit his needs throughout his acreage in southeast Missouri. It was definitely a great experience to meet a farmer who works on such a large scale.