Summer intern Program

The Borlaug-Thomson Intern program is a scholarship program hosted in conjunction with Iowa State University. The selected candidate works with the NBHF for 8 weeks during the summer in a variety of capacities.

2017 intern - Kayleigh Koch

Kayleigh will be a junior at Iowa State University in the fall of 2017. She is majoring in agricultural business. Kayleigh grew up on a farm near Hawkeye, Iowa, and attended North Fayette-Valley Schools.

Kayleigh began her work with the Foundation in May of 2017.  Her duties include working with the gardens on the farm, giving tours of the property, promoting Foundation activities, and as a tribute to Dr. Borlaug, she planted a wheat plot.  She will also work in the NBHF booth at the Howard County Fair and be involved with the special activities planned for RABGRAI's visit to the farm.
She first heard about the Borlaug-Thomson Intern program through Dr. David Acker of ISU. Her goal is to work on numerous projects at the farm and to get the word out about the importance of Dr. Borlaug and the work he did. She also plans to be involved with the 2017 Fall Inspire Day as a session leader.

Previous Summer Interns

Rebecca Nellis

Rebecca Nellis 2016

Megan Rauen

Megan Rauen 2015

Katelyn Gardner

Katelyn Gardner 2014

Dan Doeing

Dan Doeing 2013

Christina Riessen

Christina Riessen 2012

Traci Tiernen

Traci Tiernen 2011

Mary Foell

Mary Foell 2010

Chelsea & Brittney

Chelsea Ewen & Brittney Morris 2009

Nathan Upah 2008 with Charlotte Borlaug Culbert

Interns Attend Board Meetings

Interns Give Tours

Interns Give Tours and Help with Events

Interns Help with Property Maintenance

Interns Help with Property Maintenance

Borlaug-Thomson Scholarship