Farm4Profit Podcast

Thinking Ahead: The Key to Farm Success

Episode Summary

We're thrilled to have Emily Schmitt, Chief Administrative Officer and General Counsel at Sukup Manufacturing Co., a third-generation family business.Today, we'll explore her unique perspective on preventative maintenance and much more. Emily's journey, growing up around the company, provides invaluable insight into her role today. We'll also dive into the dynamics of working with family members in the business and maintaining a healthy work-life balance.

Episode Notes

Preventative maintenance with Emily Schmitt

As of February 2, 2021 - Emily Schmitt, a third-generation family member, was been promoted to Chief Administrative Officer and General Counsel. She leads the legal, human resources, communications, strategic planning, and administrative functions of the company. Emily earned a bachelor’s degree in business management from Iowa State University in 2008, and went on to earn a Juris Doctorate from the University of Iowa College of Law with high honors in 2011.  After graduating she began working for Sukup Manufacturing Co. in Sheffield, Iowa as corporate counsel.Schmitt is the granddaughter of founder Eugene Sukup and daughter of current president and CEO, Steve Sukup.As the only lawyer at Sukup — which employs more than 500 people — she plays a vital role providing legal counsel at all levels of the company.

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