2024 Summer Intern: Ally Selting

Agronomy Sales Intern

Hello everyone, my name is Allyson Selting. I am a senior at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln studying agricultural business with a minor in animal science. This summer, I am an agronomy sales intern under Jordan Afrank at our Neligh location.  

I was born and raised on a farm east of Elgin, Nebraska, and I am a proud fourth-generation member of a family that operates a cow-calf and row crop business. My roots in agriculture run deep, having been nurtured from a young age through active participation in 4-H and FFA. Each year, our county fair was a highlight, where we showcased our hard work in static events and exhibited our Beef and Poultry. My leadership skills were developed through FFA, where I had the honor of serving as both Vice President and President of the Elgin FFA Chapter. These experiences fed my passion for agriculture, making it clear that this was the path I wanted to pursue after high school.  

I wanted to experience an internship at Aurora Cooperative this summer because of the great things I have heard about the people who work there and all that they do. I also wanted to learn from someone who was experienced in agronomy. I have always been immersed in agronomy, but I have never understood why farmers do what they do. I wanted to take this summer to learn because I know that this could be a career path for me! An interesting fact about me is that I have always been interested in livestock, especially cattle. One day, I hope to buy my own cattle and continue to run them alongside my dad and my brother. 

So far this summer, I have been working with my mentor, Jordan, and soaking up all the knowledge he has given me. I have learned about fertilizers, the application of nitrogen on crops, different chemicals and weeds, and the workings of the Neligh location. My day to day usually consists of chemical runs out to customers or picking up different orders from other locations. I also go out and scout different fields with Jordan so he can make recommendations to the customers on what to do. Lastly, I have been out in growers’ fields on my own to find different weeds so I can report back to Jordan.  

We are only halfway through the internship, and I have learned a lot this summer already. This internship has really sparked my interest in agronomy sales, and I look forward to the rest of the summer for the knowledge I will gain and the people I will meet!