Meet the MyAgData interns. Clockwise from top left: Catherine Largent, Geena Stoll, Madelyn Luke, Dalton Cross.
Last week, MyAgData welcomed four dynamic and talented interns to the office. We’d like you to meet them:
Dalton is a rising junior at the University of Georgia, studying Agriscience and Environmental Systems, with an emphasis in Precision Agriculture. He grew up farming peanuts, cotton, corn and wheat alongside his father and grandfather in southern Georgia and is still active in the family’s operations.
A summer internship with MyAgData appealed to Dalton because he wants to learn more about collecting and using precision agriculture data and hopes to work in this field when he graduates.
“This is a chance to be hands-on in the precision ag industry, rather than just learning about it in books at school,” Dalton said.
In his free time, he’s an officer on the UGA Bass Fishing Team where he fishes on the Carhartt Bassmaster College series, as well as the FLW College series. He also serves as a volunteer firefighter at the 3rd District Fire Dept. of Dooly County.
Catherine is part of the 5th generation of her family to farm corn, wheat, soybeans, produce and forages on the same ground in Slanesville, West Virginia. As a senior at Purdue University, she is majoring in Animal Sciences, with a concentration in Animal Agribusiness and a minor in Food and Agribusiness Management. She serves as director of Fellowship and Sisterhood in Sigma Alpha, a professional agricultural sorority.
As a returning MyAgData intern, she looks forward to learning more about the efficiency of precision ag in producing acreage reports and providing great customer service, especially as MyAgData brings on more producers and agents. Last year, she took part in the FSA pilot that launched MyAgData in 19 Nebraska counties.
As the pandemic forces agriculture to transition into a more virtual environment, Catherine said using and adapting more technology to create more efficiencies is going to be “the new normal.”
“I’m looking forward to working with the great team here at MyAgData again this summer,” Catherine said. “It’s a small company doing big things.”
Madelyn, a junior studying Agriculture Business at Northwest Missouri State University, grew up on her family’s farm in Stanberry, MO, raising corn, soybeans and cattle. This summer, she’s excited to learn more about opportunities within the agriculture industry, especially on the tech side of things. Historically, agriculture hasn’t been quick to embrace technology and she’s interested in working on the innovation side of the business. She jokes that her dad is still using a flip phone.
“Because of the pandemic, I think the ‘new normal’ is here to stay and I’m looking forward to learning more about doing business in agriculture, virtually,” Madelyn said.
She is a member of Sigma Alpha, a professional agricultural sorority, at NWMSU. In her free time she enjoys spending time with her nieces and nephews and playing sports with friends.
Geena, a sophomore at Northwest Missouri State University majoring in Animal Science, plays an active role farming corn, soybeans and cattle in her family’s operations in Stanberry, Missouri. She says her favorite part of farming is being around baby calves born each Spring. When not in class, she is a part-time secretary at an implement dealership.
At MyAgData, she hopes to gain knowledge in customer support best practices, while working directly with customers. She’s also excited about learning more about the technical side of agriculture.
“I think learning how to handle all tasks virtually–especially in agriculture–is a good skill to have, especially with how COVID-19 is going to affect our futures,” she said.