Rising STAR Partner: Derek Hingst

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Derek Hingst has started his second year at Northeast Community College for Agronomy after spending his summer as a Rising STAR Partner intern. Derek has always hoped to start a seed dealership in his area and thought this internship would get him started on the right foot.

“I am hoping to be able to learn more about other growers’ operations and create a friendly bond with them,” says Derek. “If I officially become a STAR Partner for LG Seeds at the end of this internship, I could have a great start to my business because of this opportunity.”

Derek was able to learn the basics of good sales practices during the Rising STAR Partner training in Westfield, IN. He also has had plenty of opportunities to ride-along with various LG Seeds employees in order to learn all sides of the business.

“I enjoy how friendly everyone is when working with the new interns,” says Derek. “They are offering us great insight – like taking a diamond in the rough and polishing it into something valuable to the company.”