Our Rising STAR Partner intern Jacob Mehlhouse found the program on a whim. What was next? A summer full of training, opportunity, and growth.
A senior at North Dakota State University studying Crop and Weed Sciences with a minor in Agricultural Business, Jacob received an email from a professor about the Rising STAR Partner opportunity.
“I thought it looked like something that had lots of potential,” says Jacob. “The thought of an opportunity like this where I could gain outside experience while continuing to help on the farm was really appealing.”
The Rising STAR Partner interns received training during the month of June. They spent a week together at AgReliant headquarters in Westfield, Indiana where they completed a series of in-depth training sessions on everything from genetics, sales, business-management, agronomy, and more. Since then, Jacob has met with Technical Team Agronomists, Sales Account Managers, growers, and prospects.
“I look forward to meeting with more local growers and getting to know them and their operation’s needs throughout the rest of my internship,” says Jacob. “This position is unique in the fact that it allows me get out in the local farming community and help other farmers.”
In the future, Jacob hopes to expand upon this internship and become a STAR Partner for LG Seeds.