Meet the 2019 Sound Interns
Taylor | Field Intern, Illinois
Taylor grew up in Crystal Lake, IL and is passionate about sustainable agriculture and supporting worldwide food security. She’s currently studying agriculture economics at The University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign. When asked what class she liked best in third grade, language was the clear winner, which has led to her interest in global agribusiness. Favorite food straight from the garden: tomatoes!
Kyle | Imagery Intern, Indiana
Kyle grew up in agriculture in Fowler, IN, and spent 10 years as a 4-H member. He is currently studying at Purdue University, with a major in agribusiness management and a minor in agriculture systems management. In addition to his studies, Kyle runs his own drone photography business. He’s excited to gain more insights on agriculture this summer, continuing to learn about the industry that drives his passion. Favorite food straight from the garden: sweet corn!
Elaina | Field Intern, Indiana
Elaina has deep roots in agriculture, having grown up on a swine and crop farm near Greenwood, IN. She’s studying agriculture at Purdue University and has a personal interest in farm management. In addition to getting the opportunity to interact with farmers throughout the summer, she’s excited to learn more about Sound’s product pipeline and innovative ag technology. Favorite food straight from the garden: sweet corn!
Sam | Field Intern, Nebraska
Sam joins us from the University of Kentucky, where he is studying agricultural economics with a minor in plant and soil science. Originally from Cleveland, OH, Sam is very enthusiastic about agriculture because of the impact it has on the entire population. His goal is to help feed the world however he can, and he’s looking forward to starting his journey with Sound. Favorite food straight from the garden: apples!
Mary | Field Intern, Kansas
Mary is studying sustainable plant systems with a specialization in horticulture at Ohio State University. She is originally from Columbus, OH and if she had her way, she’d boat everywhere. She’s passionate about sustainable agriculture and is excited to learn more about agronomy and the diversity among agriculture practices throughout the summer. Favorite food straight from the garden: strawberries!
Brian | Field Intern, Tennessee
Brian grew up in Medina, OH and is attending Ohio State, majoring in agriculture business with a minor in economics. His interest in agriculture stems from his belief that there are many opportunities for new ideas that can make things better and more efficient for growers. He’s passionate about studying agriculture both in the U.S. and in developing countries. Favorite food straight from the garden: zucchini!
Kurt | Field Intern, South Dakota
Kurt is a farm boy through-and-through, having grown up on a farm in South Dakota. He now attends South Dakota State University studying agriculture business with a minor in agricultural marketing. He is passionate about new agriculture technologies that are helping farmers get the best return on investment, and is excited about working closely with growers. Favorite food straight from the garden: summer squash!
Kylie | Field Intern, Iowa
Kylie grew up in Annawan, IL, a small town in the central part of the state. She attends Iowa State University and has a major in agricultural business, with a minor in agricultural systems technology. Kylie loves agriculture because it is always an adventure, and she is excited to be working with Sound to continue to build a bright future for the ag tech industry. Favorite food straight from the garden: tomatoes!
Jack | Field Intern, Minnesota
Jack joins the team from Burnsville, MN, and he studies close to home at the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities. With a long-standing love of reading, it’s no surprise that he is majoring in agriculture communication and marketing, with a minor in business management. What interests him most about this industry is helping to find a way to make agriculture more sustainable and productive in the future. Favorite food straight from the garden: sweet corn!
Rachel | Field Intern, Illinois
Rachel is a junior at Purdue University studying agricultural education with dual minors in crop science and animal science. Growing up in Valparaiso, IN, she was deeply involved in her community as a youth leader and county fair board member. She’s looking forward to combining her love for people and agriculture by supporting Sound trial farmers throughout the summer. Favorite food straight from the garden: zucchini!