New to the Stutsman team as the shop administrator/scale operator, meet Amanda Herring! She stays busy running the scale, keeping paperwork organized for truck repairs, paying bills, and more. Let’s give Amanda a warm welcome!
Amanda was born and raised in Ainsworth, IA, and has a younger brother, Devon. Her family has a cow-calf to finish beef and row crop operation, which allowed her to find her passion for agriculture at an early age. Growing up, Amanda was active in the Horse & Pony 4-H club and enjoyed showing horses at the Washington County Fair. Amanda is a Highland High School alum and earned degrees in ag business and ag production from Kirkwood Community College.
What do you enjoy doing in your spare time?
I joke that I have my own “petting zoo” at home, complete with chickens, quail, turkeys, guineas, ducks, geese, goats, pigs, and a cow! I also help on the family farm; working cattle and driving the combine in the fall are my favorite things to do at home.
What are you most excited about in your new job?
I’m excited to meet everyone and put more names to faces, as well as continue to learn more things.
What is your proudest accomplishment?
Buying the acreage next to my dad’s farm and getting to move my “petting zoo” there.
Who has influenced your career the most? Why?
My dad (George Herring, a welder for Stutsmans); he’s my go-to for advice and I trust his judgement when making decisions.
If you could snap your fingers and become an expert at something, what would it be?
I personally enjoy the research phase, so I don’t want to instantly be an expert at something.
What is your favorite season to work in? Why?
I love spring because that’s when all the baby animals are born and everything starts to turn green again.
What excites you most about the future of agriculture?
Seeing where technology goes and what we are able to accomplish as the population grows and food requirements continue to increase.
What is on your bucket list?
See all 50 states! I’ve been to about 10 states mostly in the Midwest. I would love to see Yellowstone in Wyoming and Montana!
Which Stutsman Core Value means the most to you and why?
Instill authenticity; it’s important to be true to yourself and honest with others.