Meet the Team: Sam Roth
Even though he didn’t grow up on a farm, it didn’t take long for Sam Roth to find his way to the agricultural industry – whether that was being an extra set of hands for friends’ families who had cattle, row crops or hay. He also dabbled a little with helping load out turkeys. Sam’s interest in agriculture led him from his hometown of Packwood, IA to Hawkeye Community College for a degree in ag business then to Iowa State University for a degree in ag studies with a minor in Agronomy. After gaining internship and farm experience, Sam joined the agronomy team in July 2022 as a developmental sales agronomist.
What do you consider the most rewarding part of your job?
The most rewarding part is meeting or exceeding a customer’s needs and satisfaction standards.
Who has influenced your career the most?
Bill Parchert – he has consistently pushed me to learn and achieve new goals since day one.
What do you enjoy doing in your spare time?
I try to spend time with friends and family. Most of my time on the weekends in the summer is spent on a lake or a pond whether it’s boating or riding jet skis.
What is the best advice you have ever been given?
“If you haven’t learned one new thing today, then the day has been wasted.” – David Roth (my grandpa)
If you had to be a product that you work with, what would you be?
It would probably be Miravis Neo, because it’s fairly new like me, and it works great!
What excites you most about your new role?
I am most excited to learn and create new relationships in or out of the office.
Which Stutsman Core Value means the most to you?
Set the Bar Higher. There is always room for improvement and growth. My thought is, if you have the ability to exceed the “bar”, why not do it?