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. Up next in the spotlight is Ryan Hahn! Since 2008, Ryan has been apart of the Stutsman team as an agronomist. Ryan helps growers find the best agronomic solutions for their operations.
What is your background?
I grew up on a farm outside of North Liberty. I attended school at Clear Creek before going to further my education at Luther College. Before getting a job with Stutsmans, I worked for South Slope and KCRG after graduating college.
What do you enjoy doing in your spare time?
I enjoy being with my family and friends, playing with my son, helping my Dad with various projects, as well as hunting and fishing when I have time.
What do you consider to be the most rewarding part of your job?
There is a lot that comes to mind but the most rewarding is helping fix and solve an issue/ problem that someone is having, helping out customers and making a difference on someone’s farm.
If you had to eat the same food for the rest of your life what would it be?
Tacos and enchiladas or anything that is Mexican food!
If you had to be a product you work with, what would it be and why?
This is not a product I directly work with but it is used to complete my sale and that is a RoGator. These machines are out in the field making a difference and helping farmers be profitable. They are the workhorse of what we do here at Stutsmans.
If you were stuck on an island, what 3 items would you bring?
A flint firestarter, a blanket, and a knife….. And some pictures if I could fit them in my pocket!
What is your favorite season; why?
I enjoy summer because everything is always green (hopefully) and I enjoy fall because of the weather and harvest!
What is your favorite thing about working in the ag industry?
Being outdoors and the people. Whether it is a customer or coworker; they are so genuine and great to work with/ be around!
What’s on your bucket list?
I would like to visit the Czech Republic, all the national parks in the United States and go ice fishing up north in either Minnesota or Canada.
What has been the biggest change in the company since you started here?
I would say the adoption and use of variable rate technologies for fertilizer and seed. Also, being able to use farmer’s own field data to make educated application and management decisions.
“Thank you to our customers for your business. If you are successful, so are we. You make our jobs enjoyable. Also, not enough credit is given to our applicators and operations staff. They are the ones doing a lot of the back-breaking work. Our success as a company and sales staff is the result of the hours and dedication they give to their jobs. They all deserve endless recognition!” -Ryan Hahn