Two Rivers is excited to announce the most recent transition in the company. On February 1, our very own Nick Hageman transferred to the Tracy location as the new Location Manager following Craig Hetland’s retirement. Learn a little bit more about him below, but please feel free to swing in and say hello if you have not already! He is eager to meet everyone, and for you all to get to know him as well.
Q: Where are you originally from?
A: I grew up north of Decorah, Iowa on a small farm. Growing up on the farm, my involvement was primarily with corn and cattle, but we have a little of everything.
Q: What are you most looking forward to in your new position as the Tracy Location Manager?
A: There are many things I’m excited about as I start my new role. I look forward to meeting the people in the Tracy area and becoming a part of the community. I think that Two Rivers is very important to the community and the community is definitely important to Two Rivers and I am proud to be involved.
Q: What are your goals as the new Tracy Location Manager?
A: Two Rivers has seen a prominent growth at this location, and I intend to continue that course. One of the ways I want to achieve that goal is by sitting down with farmers and discussing what they need from their coop. My emphasis will be working with growers on grain marketing, but I always enjoy helping out the agronomy, petroleum and feed departments as well.
Q: Where do you see your biggest challenges coming from as the new location manager?
A: One of my biggest challenges will be filling Craig Hetland’s shoes. Craig’s retirement translates to a lot of experience and professionalism that we will miss. He was an important component of this location being established, but with the help of our excellent staff, I plan to continue the progress that he made over the years.
Another challenge that I foresee is getting familiar with the area. As much as I enjoy that fact that it reminds me of the bluff country around Decorah, I find it easy to get turned around the further south I travel. So if you see me pulled over along the side of the road trying to figure out a plat book, don’t be afraid to say hi and point me back toward the Tracy office.