Sunday, January 27, 2013

Guess Who's Back?

So the NCRS doesn't have Doug around anymore, as he has become the company fleet manager.  (That's the vehicle fleet , not our warships.)  Doug and I used to joke that we each did the work of two men: Laurel and Hardy.  So with Doug gone, we knew we would need some help.  And as luck would have it, our 2011 College Intern Jeff answered the call and is our new NCRS Research Assisitant.  Jeff graduated from MSU last spring with a bachelor's degree in Crop and Soil Science, and had been working for an area mint farm.  But the temptation to work full time again at the NCRS was too good a deal to turn down.  So Jeff's first official day is tomorrow.  It will be great to have Jeff back as he is a good worker and already knows how we do things here.  (And he came back anyway...hmmm.)  Jeff stopped by the farm last Friday and posed for a pic with a happy Stephanie below.
With the expansion of the farm, Jeff will be involved in a number of different support tasks.  Initially he will be working with Phil and the shop crew getting equipment ready for the season, and then will be doing a lot of the planting of the production acres and field-sized test plots.  And probably a lot of other important stuff too.  Welcome back Jeff.  Now get to work!