Although this is Alex Klaustermeier’s first year as a full-time custom applicator, he had been an intern for Mid-County two summers prior. He focused on crop scouting for his first internship, and divided his time as a crop scout and custom applicator for the second. Alex, the son of Mark and Nissa Klaustermeier, grew up on a dairy farm in Cologne, and graduated from Mayer Lutheran High School in 2011. He has a degree in farm operations/ management from Ridgewater College in Willmar. His favorite part of being a custom applicator is getting to work with complex machinery. In his free time, Alex enjoys predator hunting.