KENTLAND, INDIANA (May 29, 2015) — The Seed Source of Wayne, Nebraska has welcomed Jared Anderson as a summer intern. As part of this growing, independently owned and operated regional seed company, Anderson is working on farms and with customers across northeast Nebraska.
The Seed Source owner, Lowell Schardt said, “It’s our objective to help Jared 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.”
Anderson said, “It has been a busy start to the summer. I have really enjoyed learning the ins and outs of the seed sales operation; and how AgVenture really focuses on treating the customer right, working with them year round to help them maximize profitability. It has been great to polish my agronomy skills and learn some new things. I’ve already learned things that will benefit me back at home and probably for my whole life. The team here is very easy to work with and very helpful. I look forward to learning more and working with our customers in their fields throughout the summer.”
This week Anderson 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.
Anderson, a Wayne, Nebraska native, is the son of Mike Anderson. He will return to Northeast Community College in the fall where he is pursuing an Associate’s Degree in Applied Sciences with a focus on Agronomy.
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.