Hello again! My name is Carli Wright and I am from Bradford, IL. I recently graduated
from Black Hawk College -East Campus with my Associates in Science. My plans for the fall
have remained the same since my last blog post, as I will be attending Iowa State University to
major in Agronomy. While at ISU, I plan on continuing my collegiate Soil Judging career and
become involved within the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences.
Pigeons, chickens, horses, oh my! For the Spring portion of my job shadowing
experience, I was able to tour Rumbold and Kuhn’s Feed Division located in Kewanee, IL.
Throughout this two day job shadowing, I had the opportunity to view the inside operation as
well as the outside operation. As far as the insider operation went, I was able to see “the day in
the office” with Tracy who is the Office/Accounting Manager. I was able to view the process of
ordering inventory, waiting on customers, and so many ins and outs of the operation!!
For the outside operation, I toured the facility and learned more about the operation from
Adam, Brandon, and Austin. I was able to see several recipes of feed get made and then bagged
or loaded onto the truck. I also was able to see a wagon of corn be delivered which was then sent
to storage for it to later on be cracked. Rumbold and Kuhn’s Feed Division sells all different
sorts of animal feed ranging from pigeons, chickens, horses, cattle, goats, and so much more!
I am extremely grateful for Rumbold and Kuhn for allowing me to tour 3/8 locations and
be able to expand my knowledge within the grain industry. Throughout my job shadowing
experience, I have encountered numerous individuals who talked so highly of their profession
and R&K and it goes to show the high levels of respect and gratitude the business holds.
As always, a huge thank you to the Grain and Feed Association of Illinois for assisting
me in my educational plans and for providing me with knowledgeable experiences within the
grain and feed industry. It is an honor to be a recipient of the Grain and Feed Industry Immersion
and all of the opportunities that have been provided throughout. I look forward to what my future
entails within the agricultural industry.
Grain & Feed Association of Illinois
3521 Hollis Dr.