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An Internship Combining Agronomics and Machinery

Courtney Harder Intern

Over the last few weeks, Case IH has asked our summer interns to share their perspectives. This intern insight blog is from Courtney Harder, Crop Production Sales and Marketing Intern. Courtney is a junior at Iowa State University, majoring in agricultural business and international agriculture with an agronomy minor.

I pursued an internship with Case IH because of the company’s solid presence in the agriculture machinery market and because my family farm runs red equipment.  I was also interested in learning how machinery and agronomics coincide, especially in today’s expanding precision agriculture industry.

During my internship, I worked in the Crop Production department — which includes planting, seeding, tillage, and pull-type fertilizer application tools — developing sales tools, and assisting with Case IH events. My key projects primarily involved “Agronomic Design” for which I worked with everything from soil testing data to helping develop key educational content for my department.

Case IH exposes their interns to the entire spectrum of CNH. While all of my projects were within my department, I was also given many opportunities to learn about other Case IH products, Case Construction and CNH Parts & Service.

Being in marketing, I was tasked with explaining concepts of products and parts through drawings, videos and text. Learning how to present that information in an educational, clear and exciting way was a challenging, but very rewarding experience.

I definitely recommend this internship to other students, regardless of their background or knowledge of mechanics and agriculture equipment. Interns are given challenging, exciting responsibilities.

For more information on Case IH internship opportunities, visit the Campus Connect website.

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