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Mason Troendle grew up on a cattle and row crop farm in northeast Iowa, graduated from Cedar Falls High School, and while attending Iowa State University for Agricultural Business he interned with ag companies across the state of Iowa. At Tillable, he provides support to farmland owners by giving expert insights and perspectives. Mason is Tillable’s managing broker for the state of Iowa, Minnesota, South Dakota, and Missouri.
Mason joined Tillable in January 2019 after spending four years with a farm management firm in Northwest Iowa, where he also was the company auctioneer. In that position, his farm management portfolio of custom and modified shared farms gave him real-world, hands-on experience making all of the input selections (seed, fertilizer, etc.) and marketing and selling the grain for those clients.
“We did the whole package,” Mason says. “My dad always refers to that as being ‘the closest you can get to farming without sitting in the tractor.’”
Why did Mason come to Tillable? “Working for a startup is always exciting, but the opportunity I saw here was to be able to show people a better way for them to manage their assets or sell their farms. I really enjoy sitting down with landowners who just need some direction and building a relationship with them.”
He’s also enthused about the Tillable organization. “Every single person that works for Tillable—whether it’s in the engineering department, marketing, whatever it might be—everyone is excited about learning about agriculture,” he says. “I’ve been able to put together presentations and show people what I know and answer their questions. It’s just been a lot of fun, and I’ve really enjoyed it. That’s something that kind of made me know I made the right decision. Everyone here is just passionate about it. They’re in a new industry and they’re excited about it. It’s not just a job for them—it’s a new adventure.”