Dakota Farms International
Tomoe Hirukawa, Class of 2005

I had a marketing and communication internship at Dakota Farms International, a food supply and marketing company in South Dakota One of the main products is soy bean nuts, called Peanotz. This product has been sold in some schools and stores in the U.S. and some convenience stores and foreign products stores in Japan. The second is barley tea. DFI has a contract with a Japanese company to produce and import barley teas to Japan. My internship experience was a great opportunity to learn marketing and communication systems in a real business environment. My tasks were mainly translations between Japanese and English, marketing research and package design.