Madison Demel is a senior in the College of Agriculture at Kansas State University. She is an ambitious student with a double minor in the Animal Science Industry and Business. Her major field of study is Wildlife and Outdoor Enterprise Management.
MacFarlane Pheasants has worked with Kansas State University for many years. While attending the Pheasant Fest in Kansas City, Madison stopped at the MacFarlane Pheasants’ booth. She swapped contact information during that first meeting and, later that week, emailed MacFarlane Pheasants, Inc. to request a summer internship. Madison was invited to do her internship during the summer of 2016 and moved from Clearwater, Kansas to Janesville, WI in May of this year.
Madison expressed her enjoyment of the adventure and overall experience at the farm. “It has been a pleasure to meet such wonderful people who share the same passion and interest in game birds as I do,” she told us. She has already formed lasting friendships and the new friends have already made plans to visit, after Madison returns to Kansas.
Madison also told us that she has learned to appreciate the impact of each and every job on the farm and how crucial every job is to MacFarlane’s success. She has enjoyed learning what it is like to be part of a large scale production business and the importance of being knowledgeable about the entire life cycle of game birds.
Lastly, Madison told us that she is impressed with the positive impression MacFarlane Pheasants, Inc. has made in the game bird and wildlife industries. She would like to give a shout out to everyone on the farm. She ended by saying, “I’m thankful for everyone having such welcoming arms and making my internship a memorable learning experience.”
We are so appreciative to have the opportunity to work with interns from Kansas State University. Thank you, Madison, for your positive attitude and hard work. We will miss you and expect to hear great things about your future impact on the game bird industry!