Rebecca Noe, a senior in agronomy, worked for Pivot Bio over the summer as a product development agronomy intern in Illinois. She was given the opportunity to scout and evaluate on-farm strip trials of future Pivot Bio products. This included soil sampling, tissue sampling, CCI meter use, stand counts, drone flights, and general observations of the quality of the trial. She also completed an intern research project regarding CCI meter use. In addition, she managed and completed her own individual intern project regarding corn moisture loss. The internship helped her better understand Pivot Bio’s products as well as their role in reducing synthetic nitrogen use.
“I had the opportunity to connect with several growers throughout the state of Illinois who are committed to reducing nitrogen loss on their farms. I enjoyed getting to know these growers, their operations, and their reasons for utilizing Pivot Bio products on their farms. I also enjoyed getting to work with Pivot Bio’s future products and evaluating them via large-scale field trials,” said Noe.