IL Corn Partners with the Community High School Offering Agricultural Career Development Experience
Peter Metivier, a senior at Normal Community High School, has joined the IL Corn team as a marketing intern during the fall semester. This is a unique opportunity for IL Corn to offer real world experiences to Metivier and we’re thrilled to be able to make an impact to help him grow professionally.
Due to his involvement with FFA, Peter connected with IL Corn. He traveled with IL Corn this summer along with the rest of the Illinois Association FFA State Officer Team to Washington D.C. for Corn Congress. While there, Peter discovered a new interest in learning more about the relationship between the government and commodity producers. Through learning the challenges that farmers are facing within legislation and the part that IL Corn takes to ease those challenges; Peter, a Bloomington-Normal native, told us, “Interning for IL Corn was the obvious choice!”
Peter hopes to gain knowledge in how to effectively use marketing and communications skills throughout the agriculture industry to educate others who may not be as well versed in agriculture. “Growing up with no direct connection to production agriculture and now having a deep passion for agriculture, I understand the importance of using intentional communication to educate others about where their food and fuel comes from.” Peter explained.
In his free time, Peter serves as the IL FFA Section 9 President, runs for the Normal Community High School Cross Country Team, and enjoys spending time with his family and dog, Gordy every chance he gets.