Is it really work when you love what you do?

Is it really work when you love what you do?

Jul 31
Mark McKown, Senior in Agricultural Sciences Education with a minor in horticulture
  

Did you know that North Dakota is the leading producer for over five types of grain? I definitely did not until I toured and listened to presentations from Cargill’s corn milling, malt, and grain and oilseed supply chain businesses. There is so much more to the agricultural industry than what I saw from my living room window back home in Illinois. My internship has helped me not only broaden my knowledge of agriculture, but also put that knowledge into practice. I am constantly in front of farmers talking to them about crop conditions, where grain is trading, weather issues and the list goes on. I am able to learn firsthand about agriculture in Minnesota and surrounding areas and it has definitely opened my eyes.

When I’m not out and about with farmers, I am in the office pictured below trying to learn more about forward marketing and the contracts that the farmers use to sell their grain. Cargill offers a great number of contracts that fit the needs of their farmers. Whether it is a straight hedge to arrive or a contract based on averages or a contract allowing market pros from Cargill to actively trade their grain, there is a contract for everyone.

 

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