The Maschhoffs Welcomes Its 2019 Interns

Carlyle, IL (May 30, 2019) The Maschhoffs recently welcomed nine interns as part of its summer internship program.

Each student is paired with a mentor in a specific area of The Maschhoffs’ business. Throughout the summer, the group will work on specific projects and challenges to the business.  

“Our internship program gives students the opportunity to work on real-life situations that we encounter within our industry,” says Jessica Spurgin, Senior Recruiter. “At the conclusion of the program, The Maschhoffs gains tremendous insight on how to move forward in tackling some of these challenges. The students leave with a significant body of work they can add to their portfolio. But, most importantly, they gain the confidence that they’re ready to tackle whatever challenges they’ll face as young professionals.”

The Maschhoffs internship program dates back to 2005. Nearly 100 students have graduated from the program since it began.

Here are the 2019 interns:

Kara Schueler

  • Department: Production
  • Hometown: Coralville, IA
  • School: Purdue University


Emily Johnson

  • Department: Production
  • Hometown: Mustang, OK
  • School: Oklahoma State University

Hannah Miller

  • Department: Science and Technology
  • Hometown: Gresham, NE
  • School: Kansas State University


Sami Buckert

  • Department: IT
  • Hometown: Warsaw, IL
  • School: Western Illinois University


Frederick Grohmann

  • Department: Supply Chain
  • Hometown: Red Bud, IL
  • School: Southeast Missouri State University


Katyann Graham

  • Department: Research
  • Hometown: Arcadia, OH
  • School: Iowa State University


Jason Graham

  • Department: Genetics
  • Hometown: Yucaipa, CA
  • School: North Carolina State University


Zach Rankin

  • Department: Windy Hill Meadows
  • Hometown: Camden, IL
  • School: Iowa State University


Dalton Whitten

  • Department: Technical Operations
  • Hometown: Vandalia, IL
  • School: Kaskaskia College

Photo Caption

Front row: (from left) Erin Wagoner, Katyann Graham, Emily Johnson, Kara Schueler, Sami Buckert, Hannah Miller and Jessica Spurgin.

Back row: (from left) Zach Rankin, Jason Graham, Dalton Whitten and Frederick Grohmann.

About The Maschhoffs® - Progressive Farming. Family Style.

The Maschhoffs, LLC is a hog production company headquartered in Carlyle, IL. The company has over 100 years of hog production experience, and is the largest family-owned hog producer network in North America, with nearly 215,000 sows and market hog production sites in 9 states. The company has approximately 1,200 employees who, along with more than 500 independent farm partners, focus on creating environmentally and economically sustainable hog production systems.  Each year, the company raises enough hogs to provide pork to more than 16 million consumer households.  Visit for more information.