Meet MAC Monday: Mark McClintic
Meet Mark McClintic!
Working in our Agronomy department, Mark measures how long he’s been with MAC by the number of spring seasons, which is 20 springs at MAC! Before joining our team, Mark had 12 years of Agronomy experience and 9 years working in the oilfields of North Dakota, Montana and Michigan. Mark completed high school, then set to work learning as he went.
Today, Mark schedules our application equipment to the individual fields, and must plan for the next job (crop). This is imperative planning to make sure there will be no carryover issues between applications. He can get a little excited when the team has 12,000 acres ready to go, with more calling in to run – then the wind or rain stops progress. But, when the crew gets back going, the relief is so satisfying! When it comes to his role, Mark most enjoys developing relationships and making crops respond to nutrients and chemistry. The end of spring or the end of harvest are Mark’s favorite times of year.
Outside of work, Mark has been married to his wife, Wendy, for 31 years. Together, Mark and Wendy are skilled trivia competitors, since Mark is “cursed” with some useless facts. They (or as he would say – she) raised two children, Logan & Lindsay. Mark also knows where he stands in the UM vs. MSU debate – GO BLUE – in part because both his children graduated from the University of Michigan and were members of the Michigan Marching Band.
In 2012, Mark earned his private pilot’s license. His friends Adam and Tim have helped him enjoy the gift of flight. He’ll tell you that his favorite Michigan destination is anywhere from 2000 ft AGL, above ground level. Mark also likes to go fishing on the Saginaw Bay with Harold and take trips to Canada with John.
Since it’s the middle of a Michigan summer, you might find Mark enjoying a Tom a Hawk steak, which is his favorite food to eat off the grill. Mark is a key part of our team, and we’re sure you could persuade him to take you up on a flight if you’d like to learn more!