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. Tracy Britton handles Agronomy Sales at Wellman Farm Center and has been part of the team since 1999! Learn more about him below!
“Tracy Takes the Lead at Wellman by continuing to search for the best teammates for his location. Tracy has been aggressive in attracting the best talent who first will mesh well with the current team’s skills and dynamics, and secondly, dials into the candidate’s potential to excel at the position he is recruiting. Instead of throwing up his hands and walking away when not everything falls into place at the outset, Tracy digs in and turns a negative outcome into a win. Tracy’s work ethic and team building skills have earned him the respect of his teammates, his customers, and his peers.” – Mark Bradke, Sales Manager.
“Tracy Takes the Lead and is a wonderful leader of his team. The Wellman Farm Center team has responded very well to his leadership. He’s always organized and is a great communicator, both with the customers and his co-workers. Tracy runs WFC like its his own business. He’s a sound decision maker, and is never afraid to do what is right for the customer. I always value his opinion.
Also, Tracy being a Certified Crop Consultant ensures that our customers get the very best advice and recommendations. This program has vigorous knowledge testing and continuing education requirements.” – Mark Stutsman, COO
What are your responsibilities?
Sales and service of current and potential customers, as well as day-to-day operations at Wellman Farm Center.
What is your background?
I grew up on a hog, cattle, and row crop farm northwest of Kalona. I started my ag career as a Custom Applicator for Land O’Lakes (now Vision Ag). I became a Certified Crop Adviser in 1998 and started at Wellman Farm Center in 1999.
What do you enjoy doing in your spare time?
Being a weekend hobby farmer, having a garden, and going to the county and state fairs!
What do you consider to be the most rewarding part of your job?
A satisfied customer!
What is something random most people don’t know about you?
I went to Bondurant School of High Performance Driving in Phoenix, AZ.
If you had to eat the same food for the rest of your life what would it be?
If you were stuck on an island what 3 items would you bring?
My wife, fire starter, and a hand crank radio.
What would be the title of your autobiography?
The Grass is NOT Always Greener on the Other Side
What’s on your bucket list?
See Pearl Harbor in Hawaii.
What has been the biggest change in the industry during your tenure here?
The growth of precision agriculture!
If you had to be a product you work with, what would it be and why?
2,4-D; with the new Enlist soybeans, the oldest product we carry is back to save the day again.
What is your favorite thing about the ag industry?
The work ethic and customer relationships!
What Stutsman Core Value means the most to you? Why?
Exceed Expectations! I have found that if you can not just meet but also exceed a customer’s expectations, they tend to be more loyal over time and will give you the benefit of the doubt when you need it.