Meet The Intern: Hannah Liske

Prairie State is excited to welcome Hannah Liske as our Environmental Services Intern this summer!

Hannah will be a senior this fall at Southeast Missouri State University (SEMO). Her major is agribusiness, with a focus on plant and soil science. She chose this degree path due to her experience growing up on her family’s farm; she’d like to continue educating people on the importance of agriculture and why we should work toward a more sustainable world.

At SEMO, Hannah is part of the Red Cross Club and the co-ed volleyball club. Close to home, she participates in the Addieville Area Jaycees, Washington County Farm Bureau Young Leaders, and the Venedy Band. She also volunteers with the Washington County 4-H Clubs. Hannah enjoys reading books, working on her family farm, and playing with her two Great Pyrenees dogs, Daisy and Thunder.

This will not be Hannah’s first internship; last summer, she worked with Bayer CropScience at their Research Farm in Irvington, IL. In addition to holding positions at Sievers Equipment in Hoyleton and Baker Implement in Cape Girardeau, she has also previously worked in the Parts Department for two Case IH dealerships.

Hannah is excited to learn about all the processes in place at Prairie State. “As I can see the steam stack from my driveway, I have always been curious to understand what happens here at Prairie State, and now I get to see it firsthand! While my degree path is agriculture, I am looking forward to learning more about the environmental side of Prairie State.” She believes that being environmentally-conscious applies to both agriculture and power generation, and we must continue to work toward a sustainable future.

Hannah will graduate from SEMO in December, earning her bachelor’s degree. She hopes to find a full-time position and gain more experience in the work field before narrowing down her interests and eventually working towards a master’s degree.