While our priority at PIPESTONE is healthy pigs, our passion is the people who empower us. The growth and development of our team holds significant focus and is found in each of our core values – Integrity, Caring, Commitment, Growth, and Teamwork. An internship with PIPESTONE equips college students with hands-on experience in modern pig farming and a look into different areas of the company. It provides an opportunity to showcase people, farms, and communities to aspiring agriculture students. This year, PIPESTONE welcomed nine interns from six states who worked in production, nutrition, marketing, information technology, and veterinary services. For 10-12 weeks, interns were immersed in all phases of swine production, learning directly from industry professionals, exploring a multitude of farms and facilities, and interacting with the public at local events including the PIPESTONE Discovery Barn.
Production Intern, Kaydance Hinn, came to PIPESTONE to see the production side of the swine industry. But, she left with more than expected. “This internship was awesome! One of the big skills I learned was networking. I came in very quiet, but throughout the summer they really encouraged us to meet with professionals in the industry and now I’m leaving with a notebook full of contacts that will help me in the future.”
PIPESTONE is committed to the next generation of agriculturalists. If you, or someone you know, is interested in an internship with PIPESTONE, talk with any of our team members or visit www.pipestone.com for more information.