Intern Spotlight: Koy Harris

Jul 11, 2022

Koy Harris
Meet Koy Harris! This summer he is an agronomy intern located in Odell, NE. 

Where are you from?
I’m from New Franklin, MO.
Where do you go to college?
Northwest Missouri State University and I’m majoring in Agricultural Science.
Why did you choose to be an intern with Farmers Cooperative?
I found out about the internship program at a career fair last fall. They were really easy to talk to and they invited me to submit my resume for the agronomy operations internship. I asked around the local co-ops in Missouri that maybe knew Farmers Cooperative and learned that it’s a really good place to work with good people. That really helped me decide that I wanted to be an intern here.
What are some of your daily tasks?
I help load tender trucks and sprayers, tend to customers’ needs, and clean up around the chemical shed. Occasionally, I’ll help with loading and unloading trucks, performing any maintenance that is needed to the elevators, and changing the fuel prices at the station.
What is one thing you’ve learned or did recently that you didn’t think you would have?
I didn’t think we’d get to do so much crop scouting, looking at plots, and learning about chemicals. I’ve liked getting to listen to the agronomists talk about chemicals, what they recommend, and being able to see what they advise or might not advise. It’s all been extremely beneficial for my future in agriculture.
What has been your favorite part of your internship so far?
I really enjoy helping others which is what we do at Farmers Cooperative. I also like that I’ve become an integral part of this location’s daily operations.
Moving forward, what job/career path do you see yourself pursuing?
I see myself pursuing an agricultural career path as either an agronomist or agronomy operations specialist. It could be in Nebraska with Farmers Cooperative or another co-op in another state such as Missouri. I’m willing to go wherever to be able to do what I love.
How do you unwind at the end of the day?
During the week I’ll go workout at the local YMCA and that helps me clear my mind. On the weekend, I’ll sometimes head home to spend some quality time with my family.

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