KENTLAND, INDIANA (May 29, 2015) — Mayberry Seed Co., Essex, Missouri has welcomed Trevor Jaco as a summer intern. As part of this growing, independently owned and operated regional seed company, Jaco is working on farms and with customers across southeast Missouri.
Mayberry Seed Co.’s Matt Mayberry said, “It’s our objective to help Trevor learn about many aspects of our business. Throughout this summer program, he’ll sharpen his skills, gain some new perspective and learn more about the seed and service that together help our customers maximize their profitability. We consider our interns the future of our business. It’s great to have a chance to mentor this way.”
Jaco said, “I have enjoyed working with the Mayberry’s last summer and again this year. I continue to be inspired and impressed by their knowledge and the professional approach they take to helping customers increase yields, lower cost per bushel and improve overall profitability. Every person takes their relationship with their customers very seriously. I continue to learn more about the many agronomic tools and techniques we can offer to help customers reach new goals. I look forward to using what we are learning in this summer training program.”
Recently, Jaco participated in AgVenture’s intensive two-day Summer Trainee and Intern program, part of a series of educational forums. AgVenture Recruitment and Training Lead, Nevada Weitl said, “We take intern and trainee education very seriously. Our goals are to fully engage our interns and trainees in our company values and culture, to support and enhance their practical agronomic skills, and to help them explore and refine the career path they are most passionate about. This is a very sharp class of young agriculture professionals. They are well on their way to bright futures in agriculture.”
The group is comprised of trainees and interns working with Regional Seed Companies across the country. Together they worked in classroom and in field settings to advance their understanding of what it takes to maximize profitability.
Jaco, a Whitewater, Missouri native is the son of Mike and Susan Jaco. He is a senior at Southeast Missouri State University majoring in Agribusiness and Plant and Soil Science.
AgVenture, Inc. is the nation’s largest network of independently owned regional seed companies. Based in Kentland, Indiana, AgVenture provides this growing network of independently owned and managed seed business owners with seed products meeting exacting standards for quality, together with leading-edge genetics and technology. Since 1983, this unique marketing approach has allowed each individual company to match the hybrids it sells to the specific needs of the geographical area it serves. Combined with professional seed representation at a local level, AgVenture strives to help every grower realize more profit from every field.