Five Nebraska Students Earn Corn Board Internships

Five Nebraska Students Earn Corn Board Internships

Host partners where the interns will work include the U.S. Meat Export Federation and U.S. Grains Council.

The Nebraska Corn Board has selected five college students as interns starting this summer.

Four of the five interns will be hosted by national cooperators of NCB: National Corn Growers Association in St. Louis, Mo., and Washington, D.C.; the U.S. Grains Council in Washington, D.C.; and the U.S. Meat Export Federation in Denver, Colo.

The internship program in the NCB office in Lincoln is a year-long internship and has been engaging students for over 25 years.

NEW INTERNS: From left, Mark Jagels, Corn Board member from Davenport; Lauren Ibach; Casey Campbell; Jon Holzfaster, Corn Board member from Paxton; Kyle McGinn; Michael Chao; and Alan Tieman, Corn Board member from Seward. Not pictured is Bryce Vaughn.

"The cooperators of the Corn Board are very pleased with the college student interns that come out of Nebraska, which is why they are requested year after year," says Don Hutchens, executive director for the Nebraska Corn Board. "Our board has observed the educational and career advantages that internships provide and consider internships as an investment into Nebraska's agricultural future. Plus, it is great work experience for these Nebraska students."

The NCB office in Lincoln welcomed Lauren Ibach of Sumner for a year-long internship. Lauren will be a junior in agriculture education at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. As part of her internship, she will oversee crop progress report placement, contribute to communication and outreach programs and help with education and promotion activities.

The National Corn Growers Association office in Washington, D.C. will host Kyle McGinn of Lincoln as their summer intern supported by a partnership between NCB and NCGA. McGinn is a student in at the University of Nebraska-College of Law. He will be involved with a variety of agricultural issues related to environmental regulations, transportation, free trade agreements, biotechnology, ethanol and energy.

The National Corn Growers Association headquarters office in St. Louis, Mo, will host Casey Campbell of Santa Fe, N.M. as its summer intern supported by a partnership between NCB and NCGA. Campbell will be a junior in agricultural education at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. She will be assisting with membership and communication programs, as well as participating in committee meetings.

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The U.S. Grains Council will host Bryce Vaughn of Alliance as its summer intern supported by a partnership between NCB and USGC. Vaughn is a senior in agriculture economics with a focus in public policy and a minor in international studies at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. He will be working with policy, assisting with international trade teams and helping to develop promotions and international relations.

The U.S. Meat Export Federation will host Michael Chao of Lincoln as its summer intern supported by a partnership between NCB and USMEF. Chao is a graduate student in meat science from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. He will be assisting with beef and pork specific projects, as well as promotions and international relationship opportunities.

The Nebraska Corn Board's market development, research, promotion and education programs are funded and managed by Nebraska corn farmers. Producers invest at a rate of 1/2 of a cent per bushel of corn sold.

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