Interning with Cargill in Minnesota

Interning with Cargill in Minnesota

Jul 15
Mark McKown, Senior in Agricultural Sciences Education with a minor in horticulture
  

I am seven weeks into my internship and it feels like I started just yesterday. I cannot believe how fast time has gone and how much I have been able to experience. I have travelled to four different states with my internship and countless locations across central and southern Minnesota. My position as a Farm Marketer Intern allows me to experience the sales side of forward marketing. I accompany current Farm Marketers (FM) to meet with farmers and discuss either current contracts sold to Cargill or new contracts they might be interested in looking at to book with Cargill. My specific project, however, is going either alone or with an FM to complete a customer feedback survey. I am responsible for meeting with 20+ customers and presenting my findings to the leadership team for my Farm Service Group.

My office is based out of Hopkins, Minn., which is a suburb of Minneapolis. My apartment is 15 minutes from downtown. Outside of work I have been able to go to $5 Twins MLB games, a local amusement park, and visit some of the 10,000 lakes on the weekends. I also went to my first rodeo this summer and look forward to trying as many new things as I can while I am up here. I have had so much fun and can’t wait to keep trying new things!