Major: Agricultural Business
Company/Organization: Louis Dreyfus Company, Grand Junction, IA
Title: Grain Merchant Intern
Describe your position & duties.
Purchase corn from farmers and co-ops to be used in ethanol production. Coordinate the sale and transportation of DDGs to buyers. Help maintain the plant’s position within the corn market.
What did you like about your internship?
Above all I like the people that I work with.
What are some classes or experiences that helped prepare you for your internship?
Every econ class I have taken at ISU has benefited me in this position.
Was your internship impacted by Covid-19? How so?
Yes, my start date was delayed well into June. Also, the company installed Plexiglass in between cubicles, and I had a mask at my desk that I was supposed to wear.