Although not new to the Stutsman team, Brogan Schanz recently transitioned into an agronomy sales role and is currently studying for his CCA (Certified Crop Advisor) certification. He enjoys working with growers, providing recommendations, and offering solutions to make their operations successful. Brogan joined the Stutsman team in spring of 2019, driving tender truck and working on fertilizer machinery.
Brogan grew up in Amana, IA and graduated from Iowa State University with a forestry degree in 2018 with an emphasis in ecosystem management. After graduating, Brogan worked for Amana Farms in their forestry department helping log and manage their 7,000 acres of timber. Brogan also worked on the crop side of Amana farms whenever help was needed.
What excites you most about your new job?
The fast-paced work environment excites me most. I must always be alert, understanding, and open to learn. I am also excited to learn how to help farmers be successful. I want to be able to identify issues within a grower’s operation and make the right recommendations to solve the issue.
What do you enjoy doing in your spare time?
When I have time, I enjoy fishing in the summer and hunting through fall and winter. I especially enjoy pheasant hunting. I have two bird dogs that I love running and letting them work birds on field edges and waterways.
What is your proudest accomplishment?
My degree from Iowa State. That and my easy-going attitude has gotten me further in life than anything else so far.
What is the best advice you have ever been given?
Don’t be afraid to make mistakes, that’s how we all learn, but be smart about it. Make the mistake once, learn from it, and don’t ever do it again.
Which Stutsman Core Value best represents you and why?
Instill authenticity is the value that best represents me. Growers are trusting me to make the right recommendations, as well as be honest and up-front with them. If things go wrong, (which unfortunately sometimes they do), it is important to make the situation right. This is an area of their livelihood that they are trusting me with, so it’s only right I do my part in making them successful.