Meet Agronomy Intern Ryan Stoll
Ryan Stoll from Granville, Iowa will be a junior this fall at Morningside College.
Q: Tell a little bit of how you became interested and your experience in agriculture.
A: I grew up on the farm and have always wanted to farm. My plan is to return home to the farm and farm with my family.
Q: What have been some of your experiences and responsibilities with this internship?
A: I’ve been able to do crop scouting, handle chemicals, maintenance of equipment and facilities, and a little bit of everything around the FCA Granville location.
Q: How would you describe your internship experience to another student? Why would you recommend this internship to another student?
A: It was a great learning experience for me! Anyone interested in agronomy – this is the internship for you!
Q: What qualities does this internship require?
A: Communication and being open to learning new things! There are many aspects to learn and a lot of behind the scenes activities that go on!
Q: Describe how your mentors or supervisor influenced your internship experience.
A: I was fortunate that I got to work with 4 agronomists. Mike Horkey, Brandon Fischer, Ryan Freese and Tyler Dykstra were kind enough to spend time teaching me many different areas of the fertilizer, chemicals and seed in our territory.
Q: What is your favorite memory from your internship?
A: Getting to work with the airplanes doing fungicides! Very interesting to learn about spraying fields with a airplane.
Q: What have you learned during this internship and how will this benefit you in your future?
A: I’ve learned how to crop scout for weeds and bugs. When I come back to the farm – I’ll be able to use this to help make good decisions on the family farm.