2016 Summer Interns

Derek Widman

Crop Production Intern

Derek Widman has been involved in the farming operations at Whiskey Creek for almost five years—since he was a junior in high school. His work ethic and knowledge of the operation have made him a great addition to our team. As our 2016 Crop Production Intern, Derek has increased responsibility in the farming operation and assists with harvest, construction, chopping and other farm operations. Derek enjoys playing softball, basketball, and four-wheeling—or just the opportunity to be outside. He is pursuing a bachelor’s degree from Northwest Missouri State and would like to have his own farm in the future.

Dane Asmus

Beef Production Intern

Dane will be a senior at Iowa State University. He is double-majoring in animal science and agronomy. Dane grew up on a farm with about 20 cows in Tripoli, Iowa. He enjoys hunting, fishing, working and meeting new people. He would like to work with cow/calf operations and is interested in pursuing a career working with animals after college.

2015 Summer Interns

Mitchell Palmer

Crop Production Intern

Mitchell Palmer will be a senior at Dordt College. Mitchell is double majoring in agricultural business and plant science. Mitchell has experience working on his family’s crop farm in Nebraska. Mitchell hopes to gain experience working in crop production and learn more about herbicides, pesticides, and crop scouting.

John Fortin

Beef Production Intern

John Fortin will be a sophomore at Iowa State University majoring in animal science. John grew up on his family’s beef operation and crop farm and has experience working with dairy, beef, and show cattle. John hopes to gain a better understanding of the AMS software that is used to calculate amounts and types of rations fed to cattle, as well as a better overall understanding of feedlot management.

Alex Schaben

Grounds Maintenance Intern

Alex Schaben will be a senior at Iowa State University majoring in agricultural studies with a minor in horticulture. Alex is from Portsmouth, Iowa, and has a wide variety of work experience including construction, sales, and landscaping. Alex hopes to learn to run different types of equipment and different landscaping/maintenance techniques.