Bushel Boy Farms Names New President of Iowa Operations
Bushel Boy Farms, a producer of fresh, local, greenhouse-grown produce year-round in the upper Midwest, has named Chuck Tryon president of its operations in Owatonna, Minnesota and Mason City, Iowa.
Tryon’s breadth and depth of experience in food and agriculture includes leadership positions with Pillsbury, General Mills and Ecolab, where he led initiatives related to business strategy, commercial operations, market expansion, customer acquisition, food safety and sustainable agriculture.
He joined the Bushel Boy team in late 2020.
Overcoming challenges resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic, Bushel Boy successfully launched locally grown strawberries and expanded its tomato assortment with several new tomato varieties in 2020.
The company recently expanded its high-tech growing facilities – including a 16.5-acre greenhouse in Mason City which opened last December and a 4.5-acre research and development greenhouse in Bushel Boy’s flagship operation in Owatonna which opened last winter. Together, the two expansions created 50 new jobs.
“We’ve put together a leadership team with the experience and skills required to drive business growth coming out of a very challenging pandemic year,” said Tryon. “I look forward to working with a team who are just as driven by their passion for innovation and commitment to sustainable practices as I am.”
To learn more about Chuck Tryon and Bushel Boy, visit www.bushelboy.com.