After spending two full months, not only away from home, but in a completely different state, my internship has come to an end. This internship has provided me with a hands-on experience in a species that I haven’t been as familiar with my entire life. It has opened countless new doors for me just by filling a single line on my resume. Being able to mention to my professors and potential future employers that I have already completed an internship before my freshman year of college really helps set me apart from other candidates and students. One downfall of how late my internship ran was that I only was able to see my dad for about 3 hours before having to leave for college. That was definitely a long stretch of driving, from Kansas to my farm back in North Dakota it’s about a 12 hour drive, and from my farm to school, just over 16 hours. I was home for less than 24 hours. That definitely made the drive to Stillwater feel a little bit longer, but I was able to make it in a straight shot, sleep for 3 hours, move in, and attend a leadership conference. Some of the things I did during this internship were administered daily care to 80 cow-calf pair, served as a handler during farrier services, and refurnishing a grain wagon. Overall these will help me better my own operation after school, as well as in future places of employment.