Hello, all! My name is Carli Wright and I reside in Bradford, Illinois. I hail from my
family’s grain and livestock farm, which is where I cultivated my passion for agriculture. I am
currently a sophomore at Black Hawk College - East and will be receiving my Associates in
Science in the upcoming spring. I will be continuing my education in the fall of 2023, at Iowa
State University, where I plan on pursuing a degree in Agronomy. I was recently selected for the
Illinois Grain and Feed Association - Industry Immersion Scholarship, in which I am beyond
This fall, I spent my industry immersion experience with Rumbold and Kuhn Inc. at two
of their locations. My first day of shadowing, I was placed at R&K’s Toulon location, in which I
spent the day shadowing Tammy, who is the office assistant / scale operator. I was able to view
the full circle of a truck. This included the inbound scale, moisture testing / grading, where the
grain is dumped, back to the outbound scale. I was also able to take samples of grain from the
trucks, and thankfully did not break anything (pheww)! Once the markets closed, I was then able
to view the process of recording the data. On my second day of shadowing, I toured R&K’s
Valley Central location. I gained more insight about R&K from Autumn, who is in charge of
RVF Seed, LLC Accounting / Grain Merchandiser/ Scale Operations. I gained a better
understanding of her day to day tasks along with the other amenities R&K provide. I also visited
and learned more about the other employees at the location, whose jobs varied from grain
merchandisers, office operations, accounting, and general managers.
I am truly grateful for the Grain and Feed Association of Illinois and Rumbold and Kuhn Inc. for
providing this opportunity to gain more insight within the grain industry. I look forward to
becoming more involved in the grain industry and where it can lead me.
Grain & Feed Association of Illinois
3521 Hollis Dr.