Although the agriculture industry and our products/services may change over the years, one consistent factor remains; our employees are one of the most important ingredients in our recipe for success. Through our Employee Spotlight Blog Series, learn about the people who make up the Stutsman team. Kyhl Schmidt is up next in the spotlight! He has been with us since 1996 and is currently a Transportation Coordinator for Stutsman Transportation. You can find Kyhl dispatching outbound freight, licensing trucks and trailers, and more! Learn more about him in his Q&A session below!
We strive to instill the Stutsman core values in everything we do and of course, our employees are a major part of this. “Kyhl is a great example of the core value, take the lead. He is extremely hard-working and always takes the initiative to get things done.” – John Mast, V.P. of Stutsman Transportation
What is your background?
I grew up in Keswick, IA and went to Tri-County Community School. I was at Iowa State University for 1 semester majoring in fisheries and wildlife biology. Then, I went to DMACC and got a diesel mechanics degree.
What do you enjoy doing in your spare time?
Spending time with my wife and kids, as well as hunting, fishing, and mowing.
What do you consider to be the most rewarding part of your job?
When it’s the end of the day and everything hopefully comes together.
What is something random most people don’t know about you?
I’m a sports junkie!
If you had to eat the same food for the rest of your life, what would it be?
Steak or chicken.
If you were stuck on an island, what 3 items would you bring?
Fishing pole, lawn chair, and a lighter.
What would be the title of your autobiography?
People I Should Have Listened to When I Was Younger
What’s on your bucket list?
Take my family on an Alaskan cruise and shoot a bull elk!
What has been the biggest change in the industry during your time with the company?
Electronics and the over-regulation of the trucking industry.
If you had to be a product you work with, what would it be?
Round Up, so I wouldn’t have any weeds in my yard.
What is your favorite thing about the ag industry?
The diversity of jobs that people do in the industry!