Welcome Summer Interns Spargo, Anderson
Please join us in welcoming Missouri Soybeans’ summer interns: Ricki Spargo and Dylan Anderson
Ricki is prioritizing outreach projects, dividing her time between southeastern Missouri and the Center for Soy Innovation in Jefferson City. Dylan is primarily focused on research and demonstration work at the Bay Farm Research Facility outside Columbia, and spending some time with the staff in Jefferson City.
Learn more about Ricki and Dylan below.
Ricanna ‘Ricki” Spargo is from Naylor, Missouri, in the Southeast corner of the state. She was raised on her family farm where they grow rice, corn, and soybeans. She graduated from Naylor High School in 2020 and is currently attending Three Rivers College in Poplar Bluff, Missouri. In December 2021 she will complete her Associate’s Degree in Agriculture and transfer to the University of Missouri – Columbia to study Agriculture Education (Communication and Leadership). Ricki served as a Missouri FFA State Officer last year and is a member of the Three Rivers Aggie Club. In her free time, Ricki enjoys hiking, baking, and spending time on the farm.
Dylan Anderson was born and raised in Centertown, Missouri, a small town just west of Jefferson City. Growing up, Dylan worked on his family’s produce farm where they grow tomatoes, peppers, cantaloupe, cucumbers, and many other types of vegetables. He attended State Fair Community College where he received an associate degree. Dylan is currently a senior at the University of Missouri-Columbia, studying agriculture business and will graduate in December 2021. Dylan is a member of the MU Agribusiness Club. He was a recipient of the American Degree with the National FFA organization. Dylan also was awarded the Pete and Lorraine Adkins Scholarship, from the Jefferson City High School, awarded to a football player who exhibits honor, toughness, discipline and effort.
Dylan’s hobbies include hunting, fishing, and watching football.