Intern Spotlight: Brett Heinrich

Jul 21, 2022

Brett Heinrich
Meet Brett Heinrich! This summer he is an agronomy operations intern located in Hallam, NE. 

Where are you from?
I am from Hickman, NE
Where do you go to college?
I’m going to UNL and I’m majoring in Agribusiness.
Why did you choose to be an intern with Farmers Cooperative?
I went to a career fair at UNL and saw all of the options for internships at the co-op. Growing up around Hickman, the co-op always had an influence on me. I got my cattle feed from Firth and that’s where I got my fuel too. I decided it would be a good opportunity for me to learn about the agronomy side of things and get away from the livestock part of it.
What are some of your daily tasks?
I usually help load tender trucks throughout the day. I’ll also get a few maps to go scout fields and put out seed signs, occasionally. I will check on my project once a week and then help out with odds and ends around the shop.
What is one thing you’ve learned that you didn’t think you would have?
The importance of keeping yourself busy and not just falling into a routine each day. I always find something to do to keep myself busy and I think doing that makes your experience more meaningful.
What has been your favorite part of your internship so far?
It’s really been going out and getting to meet people, especially local farmers and producers. Another thing I’ve liked is getting to learn something new every day.
Moving forward, what job/career path do you see yourself pursuing?
I am enjoying the chemical side of agronomy so I might look into some jobs with chemical production, distribution, or sales.
What is one fun fact about yourself?
I enjoy working with cattle.

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