Meet Our Employees – Ella Herges
What do you do at UP? How long have you been with the company?
Sales Agronomist. I have been with the company since the start of February 2014.
How do you feel you make our customers more productive?
Being fresh out of college, I feel that I have a diverse look on agriculture and ways to improve. I think that immersing myself in the culture is the best way to learn and to sink or swim. I have a lot of learning to do but know that I have with the help of my coworkers, I will be able to grow.
Where did you grow up? Live now?
I grew up outside of Paxton and am still living there for the time being.
Tell us about your family.
I grew up on a grain and livestock farming operation. My grandfather started our farm in 1969 and has expanded over the years. I am the third generation and my father and older brother work on the farm. My mother and grandmother do the bookkeeping as well.
What do you enjoy when in your off time?
I like to be outside and on the farm or hiking and sight-seeing. I love to go to concerts and listen to about any kind of music.
What community activities are you involved in?
I was active in FFA throughout school so I like to stay involved. I like to stay involved with the 4-H as well. I have been taught many great things from growing up participating in their activities.