Hello, my name is Megan Hagemann, and I am from Forreston, IL. I am currently a junior at the University of Wisconsin Platteville with a major in Animal Science, and an emphasis in Livestock Nutrition. My interest in the agriculture industry stems from my involvement in showing livestock at a young age. I am very thankful to have had the opportunity to gain greater insight into the grain and feed industry through the GFAI Summer Immersion Tour as well as my fall job shadow days at Bocker Ruff Grain in Polo, IL.
While at Bocker Ruff Grain, I was hosted by the General Manager, Paul Behrends. I observed the morning paperwork that is prepared by Donna Dyer. After completing this aspect at the elevator, I was able to have a greater in-depth discussion with Paul Behrends and Scott Roberts on buying and selling grain, futures, and the function of the railway. I then had the opportunity to observe the inbound and outbound scale and moisture testing. To conclude my job shadow at Bocker Ruff, I was given a tour of the dryer at the facility and the technology behind it.
I’m very grateful for the knowledge and opportunities I have been given through the GFAI and my time at Bocker Ruff Grain, and I am looking forward to the convention in February.
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