On June 26, GreenStone interns had the opportunity to visit Meadowbrook Dairy in Lake Odessa, Michigan. Together, Kyle Jandernoa and his wife Mackenzie, a learning and development specialist at GreenStone, described how they currently operate and manage a 2,000-cow dairy in conjunction with his parents and an amazing team of employees. They took the interns through the different aspects of the farm explaining how the milk gets from the cow, chilled, to the truck and then off for processing.
“Some of the interns do not come from agricultural backgrounds. It is important as an organization that all of our employees have a basic understanding of different farming operations so they can better understand the needs of our members. Learning from farmers such as the Jandernoa family really shows employees how passionate our members are about serving their community,” says human resources business partner Jonna Meyers.
Interning at GreenStone, these students are earning college credit toward their degree, gaining experience working in their field, building relationships with other interns and employees while financing their futures. They will also attend internship events such as an etiquette lunch, volunteer day and presentations from departments within GreenStone.
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We want to thank the Jandernoa family and Meadowbrook Dairy for their time and taking us on a tour of their operation.