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MFA interns off to a busy start

The 11th summer of MFA’s Ag Experience internship program kicked off May 15 with 13 participants who will spend nearly three months learning more about the agricul­ture industry as trusted and professional employees.

Intern Group 2023During orientation at MFA Incorporated’s home office in Columbia, interns had the opportunity to learn about the company’s standards and policies. They also traveled to Hamilton, Mo., to tour the MFA Rail Facility and visited the new MFA fertilizer plant in Higginsville. Upon returning to the home office, the group explored their summer projects and networked with MFA executives and fellow interns.

The 12-week program is designed to challenge, educate and inspire college students pursuing careers in agriculture, business and communications. To be eligible, applicants must be working toward a bachelor’s degree at an accredited college or university, be a full-time student in good standing. 

Overall, the goal is for interns to apply their knowledge and skills to a real-world setting. The program concludes Aug. 2, when the interns will give a final presentation detailing their projects and experiences from this summer to senior-level managers. Those who perform well throughout the program may be considered for future Ag Experience internship positions, part-time work during the school year or full-time employment after graduation.

This year’s interns are, pictured front row from left, Sally Schmidt, Halley Marek, Adeline Thessen, Morgan Watkins, Victoria Washburn and Hailey Sherlock. Back row from left are Jacob Ballard, Tyler Dove, Jonah Jones, Jake Kolkmeier, Carter Bailey and Christine Wendell. Not pictured is Jack Payne.

Learn more about the program and follow their internship summer here:

READ MORE from the June/July 2023 Today’s Farmer’s Magazine, the MFA Incorporated member magazine.


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