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.