Hello everyone, my name is Jace Bowen and I am the new intern here at Harveyville Seed Company this summer. I am currently going to be a junior at Kansas State University where I am currently pursuing a degree in Agronomy with a minor in Plant Pathology and a specialization in Weed Science. I grew up in the Washburn Rural area and attended high school at Washburn Rural High School. I am looking forward to what this summer will bring here at Harveyville Seed Company.
The first week of my internship process is already over. I have learned a lot already in the first week of my internship here at Harveyville Seed Company and met a lot of really great people. My first week consisted of delivering seed corn, scouting a few fields for weeds before spraying, weeding the community garden, working a lot on HSC's Garden Camp and finishing the week driving 227 miles through the rain to York, Nebraska where I attended a United Suppliers internship orientation. The orientation program consisted of personality testing along with different types of agronomic information such as weed identification, and the different vegetative growth stages of agronomic crops. It was too bad that it rained because the second day of training was supposed to be outside but due to the rain we were stuck inside. Some of the information they provided us with was a crop protection guide, different weed identification tools, different books referring to soybean and corn development which will come in handy this summer. It is very busy here at HSC everyday, the time goes by too quickly.