(Jamie) Welcome back to Farm Factor and the Kansas Soybean Update.
(Greg Akagi) This is the Kansas Soybean Update. It’s brought to you by the Kansas Soybean Commission. The Soybean Checkoff, Progress Powered by Kansas Farmers. Danielle Comstock, who will be a sophomore at Kansas State University, she is from Fredonia and she joins us as she’s serving as one of the Kansas Soybean Association’s summer interns. And I’m sure it’s been a very busy summer for you at the Kansas Soybeans. (Danielle Comstock) Yes, it definitely has. I’ve got a lot of hands-on experience. (Greg) So, what have been some of the things you’ve been doing throughout the summer? (Danielle) Well, we started the summer; my fellow intern and I worked on a Congressional report of the economic impact of Kansas agriculture. And shortly after that I started planning our corporate tour and several other miniature projects. But, the biggest project I’ve worked on so far was the congressional output, planning our corporate tour. I did a biodiesel survey and a couple of research projects for biodiesel. (Greg) What got you interested in wanting to be an intern at the Kansas Soybean Association? (Danielle) I heard — my friend — from Clovia at K-State. She did this internship last summer and she had these amazing things to say about it. And when I got the email from my department looking for applicants, I just applied and got lucky enough to do an interview and it turned out to be great. (Greg) As far as your future is concerned, you’re a majoring in Ag Communications with a minor in Animal Science. What’s in the future for you, Danielle? (Danielle) I would really like to do Marketing and Communications for really any agricultural company. But, I’m particularly interested in animal health. (Greg) Back at home, does your family farm? (Danielle) No. We have horses. (Greg) So, this is a different aspect of learning about an industry too? (Danielle) Definitely. I didn’t, honestly, know that soybeans had this big of an industry before I started this internship. (Greg) If there are those who are out there who may be interested in it, what would be some of the things you would tell them? (Danielle) I’d say, “Definitely do it.” Like I’ve mentioned before, you get a lot of hands-on experience especially for ag communications or communications major, really because you get a little bit of hands-on experience in just about every aspect that you can use your degree in, in the future. (Greg) And a chance to talk to farmers directly too? (Danielle) Yes. There’s been a lot of networking opportunities and just really getting to know everyone on the Board and Commission. (Greg) All right, Danielle, we appreciate your time. Thank you very much. (Danielle) Thank you. (Greg) That is Danielle Comstock, who will be a sophomore at Kansas State University. She served as one of the summer interns over at Kansas Soybeans. And this has been the latest edition of the Kansas Soybean Update. It’s brought to you by the Kansas Soybean Commission. The Soybean Checkoff, Progress Powered by Kansas Farmers. Learn more at kansassoybeans.org. For Kansas Soybeans, I’m Greg Akagi.
(Jamie) Hope you enjoyed the Kansas Soybean Update. After this break we’re back with Duane and Randy Bradford and the recent resurgence of using working dogs in cattle operations.