Next up in the employee spotlight is Kyle Johnson, precision ag sales/technician! Since January of 2016, Kyle has been selling, installing and servicing precision technology and other various application equipment.
Kyle grew up on his family’s row crop and cattle operation near Cosgrove, Iowa. He earned degrees in agricultural systems technology and industrial technology at Iowa State University and purchased his first farm after graduating college. While Kyle’s passion is agriculture, he also enjoys traveling across the U.S. and internationally. His time outside of work will soon look very different, as Kyle and his wife are expecting their first child at the end of December.
For Kyle, the most rewarding part of his job is seeing a farmer use precision technology to its greatest potential and hearing their success stories. In his almost six years here at Stutsman’s, Kyle has seen a huge push for complete automation in the industry; we now have tractors that can drive themselves and automated machines planting and cultivating crops. Kyle is excited to see what the next six years will bring!
If you had to be a product that you work with, what would you be and why?
I would want to be an Ag Leader® InCommand 1200 monitor. This monitor can be used in every application around the farm and is key when collecting data to make agronomic decisions.
What is your favorite season to work in?
Fall is hands down my favorite season. Not only is harvest happening, but football is back and the landscape starts to show its true colors.
If you could snap your fingers and become an expert at something, what would it be?
If I could become an expert at something by just snapping my fingers, it would have to be the grain markets.
What is at the top of your bucket list?
I would like to go back to Australia and go on several farm tours.
What would the title of your autobiography be?
As my wife would say, “Don’t Quit Until the Job is Done”.
Which Stutsman Core Value means the most to you and why?
Exceed Expectations! Developing a good customer relationship and exceeding their expectations is key. I do my best to train customers on the equipment once I have the installation complete and answer any questions they have. I also try to familiarize myself with all of the products to provide the best phone support I can. In the case of a breakdown, my goal is to have the customer up and going again within 24 hours.