Employees are one of the most important ingredients in our recipe for success. Through our Employee Spotlight Blog Series, we like to highlight the people who serve our customers! Since 2015, Bruce Matt has helped with spring and fall fertilizer, along with other jobs around Stutsmans. This passionate farmer has been around agriculture is whole life and is a great member of our team!
We strive to instill the Stutsman core values in everything we do and of course, our employees are a major part of this. “Bruce is honest, detail-oriented, and gets along great with customers and co-workers. He’s always willing to try new things and isn’t afraid to ask for help.” – Dave Miller, Bin Sales & Service Manager .
What are your responsibilities?
I supply applicators with fertilizer product in the spring and fall, do maintenance on equipment in the winter, and help on the bin crew in the summer.
What is your background?
I grew up on a farm in Northeast Iowa and went to Hawkeye Tech for mechanics. I retired from farming after raising farrow-finish hogs for 30 years.
What do you enjoying doing in your spare time?
What do you consider to be the most rewarding part of your job?
Getting out and about and seeing different farms.
What is something random most people don’t know about you?
I collect coins!
If you had to eat the same food for the rest of your life, what would it be?
Ham, lettuce, and cheese sandwich with a malted milk.
If you were stuck on an island, what 3 items would you bring?
A solar generator, set of tools, and book on how to make things out of items on hand.
What would be the title of your autobiography?
An Anonymous Farmer
What’s on your bucket list?
To ride my motorcycle in all of the lower 48 states!
What has been the biggest change in the industry during your tenure here?
The consolidation of farms.
If you had to be a product you work with, what would it be and why?
Nitrogen because it’s a component of all living things.
What is your favorite thing about the agriculture industry?
The people! They are a little more humble because they’re working with variables they can’t control, such as weather, prices, etc.
What Stutsman Core Value do you resonate with the most?