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. Sheila Gould wears many hats as the office manager for Wellman Farm Center. Learn more about her below!
Sheila is a very important member of the team. She instills authenticity with customers, as she makes sure things gets done in a timely manner and how the customer wants it. Customers also trust her with billing questions. Sheila is genuine in her actions and radiates enthusiasm, which sets an example for the people around her.” – Tracy Britton, Wellman Farm Center Agronomist
What are your responsibilities?
I help customers, answer the phone, and maintain supplies, as well as make sure orders go out where and when they’re supposed to. I handle paperwork like accounts receivable and accounts payable, time cards, and filing. Ordering tile, scaling, and some mapping are also part of my job.
How long have you been here?
What is your background?
I graduated from Sigourney High School and attended Kirkwood Community College, and later graduated from Indian Hills Community College. My husband and I live on a farm between Sigourney and Webster. Our sons went to Sigourney for school, and I was very active in their activities.
What do you enjoy doing in your spare time?
When I have spare time, I like visiting new places. I cook a lot, and enjoy bicycling, shopping, and spending time with family. I like scrapbooking pictures of my granddaughter, and I also take care of my mother.
What do you consider to be the most rewarding part of your job?
Doing things right and keeping the customer informed and happy.
What is something random most people don’t know about you?
Both of my sons are in law enforcement. Also, my family members are big outdoorsmen, and I cooked A LOT of wildgame in my younger years.
If you had to eat the same food for the rest of your life what would it be?
Steak and/or veggies. No wildgame!
If you were stuck on an island what 3 items would you bring?
I was a Girl Scout so I shouldn’t need anything! Just kidding, I would want a knife, a blanket, and shoes.
What would be the title of your autobiography?
I Didn’t Know the Half of It
What’s on your bucket list?
I would like to learn a new language, travel, and do some gardening.
What has been the biggest change in the industry during your tenure here?
The pace of technology.
If you had to be a product you work with, what would it be and why?
Fertilizer; it makes everything healthier, bigger, and better.
What is your favorite thing about the ag industry?
How much it affects all of society.
What Stutsman Core Value means the most to you? Why?
There isn’t enough of it in the world, so instill authenticity. Also, value collaboration because I like to hear what others are thinking and get everyone on the same page.