Craig Gustafson Celebrated 40 years at Federated Co-Ops, Inc. June 1, 2017. In Craig’s 40 years at Federated started working at Polk County Co-Op in the feed mill and today oversees the Eastern Agronomy Division for Federated Co-Op, Inc.
Growing up on the family farm where he resides today, Craig was self-taught in Ag and continued to study livestock, crops and management on his personal time to get where he is today. He jokes that he did not get far away from home. He never had to leave his comfort zone and go somewhere else.
Craig stated while doing feed sales, sales did not come naturally for him, but he accepted the challenge and learned. Craig has seen Federated through mergers that began in 1990 that have made Federated the company it is today. Craig feels very fortunate to have been provided with positions as positions changed. His position responsibilities keep getting bigger and bigger. He feels he needs to delegate some to his successors and teach them what he does behind the scenes.
In Craig’s spare time he enjoys camping with family, being around people and fishing in Balsam Lake, WI. Faith, family and friends are very important to him. What he loves most about Federated is the customer base. If Craig could give a piece of advice to new employees it would be to be patient and willing to learn, advancement is not instant.
Thank you for all your hard work and dedication, Craig! Congratulations on 40 years!