What did you enjoy most about your internship?
“Being out in the field, shadowing sustainable dairy advisors, area managers, technical sales reps and Agronomy (crops and soils) specialists was an awesome experience to get an understanding on what farmers are doing in the Canterbury area. The Farm Source project was also a great and challenging experience to get involved in. The project allowed me to give solutions to practical issues in the Farm Source business and where my ideas could be used to better farmer relationships and businesses.”
What would you say to someone else considering an internship with Fonterra?
“A great way to develop your knowledge within the dairy sector by getting out on farm, getting stuck in and helping out with advisors and reps. A range of different opportunities throughout the three months and support from many people was the best part of the internship for me.”
What surprised you most about the role – something you didn’t expect or know before you did your internship?
“The opportunities and range of work Farm Source can do for farmers through support and advice. Farmers are given many opportunities through the Farm Source function which in the end helps them to operate their business more efficiently. Things like the Tiaki Sustainable Dairying programme which helps to create Farm Environmental Plans for farmers, providing them with useful insights about their farm so they can be more environmentally conscious.”