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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!

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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!

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I was able to see a fertilizer/chemical plane up close and running for the first time today at the Painton airstrip. I wasn’t able to ride because it only had one seat but it was definitely cool to see the loading process and watching the plane take off.

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I’ve been scouting and putting up signs all throughout the Advance area this past week. Corn and beans are coming up great, especially the MFA brands. Glad we can place signs next to such an awesome looking crop!

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A week ago I was able to see the Bula’s potato harvest in the SEMO group. It was pretty neat to see all the equipment and the process involved in digging to shipping potatoes from the farm.

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Planted another test plot today in Benton at the Beggs Farm. We planted 6 varieties of Morsoy beans in the field this morning. We were lucky enough to finish before the rain came!

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Also got to your Greenfield Turf farms today in Advance. They supply the turf for the Kansas City Chiefs and Royals, along with the St. Louis Rams. Pretty neat!

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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!

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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.

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Playing the grain game again in Mounds, AR today. Finally getting a couple wheat trucks coming in before the rain hits again. Moisture is staying high (no good!) but hopefully will dry out by next week. At least we have a great view of the fertilizer plane riding by while we are waiting on trucks!