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Sep

2019

CropTalk: Space Age Spatial Soil Sampling

September 2019

Soils are anything but monolithic; chemistry, soil type, management history, and, ultimately, yield potential vary acre by acre and inch by inch. Farmers must balance the precision of intensive sampling with the expense of sampling and the practicality of actionable management units.

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Jun

2015

Intern Avenue

What If and Why

We pulled in the gravel driveway just as the sun was starting to get warm. I hopped out of the truck excitedly and took a moment to enjoy the gorgeous flower beds around me. In the fields beyond the flowers, unfamiliar crops waved in the gentle breeze. The sound of Chelsea’s introductions snapped me out of my Monday morning day dreams.

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Jun

2015

Intern Avenue

Who I Am: A Father's Day Tribute

I was meandering through unfamiliar Indiana back roads when Jessica Andrews’ hit, Who I Am came blaring through my speakers. Between missing Iowa a tinge and being in a thoughtful mood, I couldn’t help but change the words to fit my story.

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Jun

2015

Intern Avenue

The Road Less Traveled By

Familiar faces clutter the desk behind tall stacks of manila folders. The modest office faintly smells of old books. Cramped handwriting in red ink fills a thinning legal pad balanced on the keyboard. Faded children’s artwork curls with age as it’s proudly displayed on a gray file cabinet. Dated school portraits are tucked in the corners of framed wildlife prints. A smiling photo of a late mentor looks over it all.

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5

Jun

2015

Intern Avenue

Blessed with the Best

Blessed with the best! This title may seem like a sappy photo caption or cliché hashtag rather than the introduction to a post reflecting on the first three weeks of internships at Beck’s, but bear with me. I’m totally serious. In making friends with Beck’s 50 interns from 18 different schools, we’ve determined we really have been blessed with the best internship experience. Here’s why:

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