Meet Haley Kidd, a sales intern in MFA’s Ag Experience program. Haley grew up on her family’s row-crop farm in Trenton, Mo., and says this summer has taught her more than she once thought was possible.
“Before this experience, I didn’t know much about row crops—I’d just climb in the tractor and do what was asked,” Haley said. “I’ve learned some different chemical and seed types, scouted fields, looked at seed plots and learned how to calculate bushels per thousand.”
Haley is analyzing seed treatment facilities in MFA Districts 1 and 2 in northwest Missouri. She is using the information she collects to develop potential solutions for helping these facilities operate more efficiently.
This fall, Haley will be attending Fort Hays State University to major in agriculture business and minor in agriculture communications. While her career plans aren’t set in stone, she is currently interested in seed or crop insurance sales.
Ag Experience intern Haley Kidd has put more than a few miles on her company truck this summer.
“So far, I’ve visited every seed treatment facility in Districts 1 and 2,” Haley said. “For each facility, I’ve written down some information, taken pictures and asked for input from MFA employees.”
Haley’s favorite part of her summer project is engaging with MFA’s agronomy and livestock key account managers. While she considers herself to be laid back and reserved, she says this experience has pushed her to become more comfortable meeting new people.
“All of them have really made an impact, and I’ve learned something from every single one of them,” Haley said. “If I ever need something and think they might have an answer for me, I can reach out knowing I can rely on them for more information.”
Coming into this summer, MFA Ag Experience intern Haley Kidd was looking to broaden her horizons.
“I wanted to put myself out there,” Haley said. “I wanted to see the business side of things, beyond just working on my family’s farm.”
That’s exactly what she’s been able to do through her internship with MFA. Haley has spent most of her summer traveling throughout northwest Missouri, visiting MFA’s seed treatment facilities and expanding her understanding of row crops.
Haley believes the Ag Experience program sets interns up for future opportunities within their desired career fields.
“If you’re looking for a new job, it gets your name out there and gives you some background knowledge that will help set you apart from someone who’s competing for a similar position,” Haley added.
To learn more about the MFA Ag Experience program, visit https://mfa-inc.com/About/AgExperience.
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