This year’s class of student interns are well underway in their summer projects here at GreenStone. We are pleased to share their stories and unique perspectives in our intern series. Keep an eye out for more blogs featuring GreenStone’s summer interns!
I owe it to my experiences in 4-H for igniting and driving my passion for agriculture. I was heavily involved in 4-H ever since I can remember, and it serves as a reminder to me that although I did not grow up on a farm, agriculture is meant for me. I love being around hard-working, wholesome individuals. Through my internship, it is so rewarding for me to work with customers doing a job that often goes thankless for 365 days a year. I am honored to contribute to supporting farmers and rural America.
I was born and raised in Michigan and consider myself a Michigan girl through-and-through, but I am always open to new experiences, which is why I chose to attend college at Kansas State University. I am studying agricultural economics and specializing in agronomy, and I will be graduating this December. Continuing the trend of experiencing new places and things, I accepted a crop insurance internship position with GreenStone located in Little Chute, Wisconsin. I have been helping with acreage reporting, researching the Dairy Revenue Protection Program, while performing other various tasks to help contribute to the excellent customer service I have grown to realize GreenStone provides.
Little Chute became my home away from home this summer. I took the opportunity of moving to a new place as a way of learning about the agricultural industry in a new, fresh way. From the moment I arrived in Little Chute, I was welcomed with open arms. The employees at the branch made sure I got the full Wisconsin experience – from Packers stadium, to the beautiful terrain, and of course, cheese!
The way I was supported, encouraged and embraced as a quality member of the team will remain one of the main reasons I think so highly of GreenStone. I am so thankful I have been able to experience agriculture in so many ways and in different regions, and I am greatly looking forward to reflecting on and using my experiences and knowledge throughout my future career.