Betaseed is proud to announce and welcome Austin Holy, Zachary Berube, Nicole Mansur and Bryce Johnson as summer interns. These interns are a part of Betaseed’s Sales and Marketing, and Research Internship programs, and will be working with people who will help guide them throughout their time with the company. The goal for the interns in the program is to expose them to as many of the day-to-day activities as possible so they get a broad overview of the sugarbeet business. Betaseed is pleased to have these talented students working with them.
Austin is currently a senior at North Dakota State University pursuing a degree in Agricultural Economics. Austin’s job experience includes working as a shop hand with RDO Truck Center and Customer Relations with Corwin Automotive. He has also worked as an Ag Intern for American Crystal Sugar, where, by observing agriculturalists on a daily basis, he learned skills in mapping out diseases across the district and compiling information on sugarbeets and diseases. He is currently working for Mark Holy Farms in addition to his employment with Betaseed.
Zachary is currently attending Minnesota State Technical School earning a Crop and Weed Science degree. Zachary is hard working in and out of the classroom. Throughout his college career he has worked at Salway construction as a foreman, Hannaher’s, Inc. as an assembler and is currently employed as a lead for Lawn Ranger Lawn Care and Snow Removal. In high school he was a member of Future Farmers of America (FFA) and received multiple awards including Greenhand, Chapter, State, and American FFA Degrees. Zachary is always eager to learn and broaden his knowledge of agriculture, and his dependability and responsibility will be an asset to future employers.
Nicole is currently a senior at Concordia University, St. Paul, earning a degree in Marketing with an emphasis in Graphic Design. Throughout her college career she has dedicated her time to volunteer opportunities such as coaching on a youth softball league and being a creative mentor for Art Buddies. Nicole also works full time at Target as Perishable Assistant/Team Lead. One of her notable achievements was competing in the Formula Five Marketing Competition in Scottsdale, AZ, and ranking second place in “Produce for Better Health”. Nicole also participated in the Lutheran Church Extension Fund National Student Marketing Competition where she received third place and won the Judges award for outstanding presentation of Research and Scholarship.
Bryce is currently a junior at North Dakota State University, earning a degree in Crop and Weed Science with a minor in Agriculture Business. His work experience includes an Agronomist Intern position at K2 Farms where he operated and maintained numerous types of equipment and prepared agronomic chemicals for application. Bryce also worked at Johnson Spray Service as a Ground Operations Manager, which included managing, maintaining, and repairing agriculture aircraft and loading systems. Bryce was awarded the Dekko Community scholarship and is an Eagle Scout in the Boy Scouts of America. He is also a member of Future Farmers of America, Greenhand Chapter and has multiple CDE awards in Ag-Mechanics. Bryce is also a part of the Alpha Gamma Rho Fraternity, NDSU Saddle and Sirloin, and the Bison Pullers where Bryce and his team designed and built a ¼ scale pulling tractor for international collegiate competition.
Betaseed, Inc., headquartered in Bloomington, Minnesota, is North America’s premier sugarbeet seed company. From our start in 1970, Betaseed has maintained a longstanding commitment to the beet sugar industry, with research and seed production operations in several states and marketing seed to all sugarbeet markets. Our mission is to develop the best performing seed products and services through innovative people, plant breeding and seed technology.