Saturday, June 25, 2016

Meet Brent Frump, Burrus Intern in Illinois

Brent Frump is from Taylorville, IL, which is almost in the middle of Illinois. He will be a Sophomore at the University of Illinois this fall. Brent is a member of the Alpha Gamma Rho fraternity, and is involved in various clubs and organizations on campus. He hopes to get more involved next year! The decision to choose his agricultural major was not a hard one, because he has grown up around agriculture his entire life.  His grandfather is a farmer and both of his parents have been grain merchandisers since before he was born.

 He first heard about Burrus from one of his best friends, Griffin Greene.  He was intrigued by the fact that it was a family company and that they treated each worker as such: family. This was a huge part of his decision to intern with Burrus Seed.

            When Brent first got the call from Burrus and found out that he had been offered the internship, he felt excited. In fact, he was so excited that he remembered that he was on his way to Springfield, IL at the time and forgot where he was going after he hung up from the phone call!

The first few weeks with Burrus have been fantastic for Brent. The people that he works with are more than just helpful, but are the kind of people that you will look up to forever. One thing that Brent didn’t know about Burrus was that they have such a wide variety of corn hybrids and soybean varieties. Initially, he thought that the only thing that Burrus produced was Burrus brand seed, but little did he know that the company had a multi-brand strategy and they are even partners with Hughes Hybrids!

From his experience with Burrus Seed, he hopes to learn more about the sales part of agriculture. Brent also wants to use this internship to help him find out if he would want to be a grain merchandizer or a salesman for an agricultural company. Brent would recommend that everyone try for an internship with Burrus.  He believes Burrus gives an opportunity to their interns like no other, especially in the quality of employees. Every person in the company would give you the shirt off their back if necessary. Brent is honored to work for a company as great as Burrus Seed Farms, Inc.  

Maggie Prather, Burrus Agronomy Intern

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