This past week the cardinal center had a quite large shooting clays event. Which i spent most of my work helping things get ready and run smoothly. Also did trash duty and it’s acutely fun most of the time… We had our incounters but you’ll always have that in this industry. Nothing is going to come out perfect every day. I’ve learn more about the grain bins and how to run those as well.
In the past two hectic weeks I’ve managed to do all sorts of things at my internship. It consisted of a lot of time at the cardinal center shooting sports located in my home town of Marengo Ohio. As the corona pandemic postponed trap shooting, the cardinal center was able to open up and have their first shoot. So I helped cut down trees, do trash duty every day of the shoot, and load shooting clays into the trap houses. In between that I’ve also been helping clear grain bins and also clean around the grain bins which is quite the dirty job.
IMG_3268 This past week we finished up planting season 2020. Spent the week networking with farmers as i returned chemical bins and seed pallets. Also started the first cutting of hay. Replaced tracks on a 331 JD skid steer.
This past week i continued to turbo till more fields. Nearing our 6,000 acre goal for planting 2020. On the rainy days I learned more about a 333G John Deere skid steer as I cleaned the rollers and put new tracks on the skid steer. Also started making hay this weekend for the first cutting of the summer.
Returned back to fishburn services for the second summer here in Marengo, Ohio. I’ve been promoted to a full time farmer on Fishburn’s farming crew. My time consist of driving a 435 case Steiger and running a turbo till to get the dirt worked up for planting. Work has been interesting as the Covid times are still amongst us. A lot of vehicle time has been my start to the internship. Still in the works of planning for personal projects for this summer.
Week 11 consisted of starting a presentation project to present the Cardinal Center shooting center at the ATA Grand American in Illinois. Unfortunately I will not be making the private jet trip there next Monday but I was able to use my ag comm skills to make a clean presentation for my company president to present. Week 12 still working on the project to finish animations and checking over fonts and sizes.
In this weeks work, I helped clean out and demo an old house to prepare for remodeling. The house is owned by my internship company. After a storm rolled through over night on Wednesday I spent a day clearing fallen trees around the shooting sports area at the trap shoot. Finished the week preparing tractors and moving equipment to a field that’s ready to make straw.
This week I learned how to do concrete. I assisted with a company that works with my internship company with pouring and laying concrete for sidewalks. I’ve never had experience with concrete especially on the level of expertise that I worked with this past week. On the weekend I helped out again with running a turbo till to work up more ground to finish up planting season.