This month we are pleased to feature Matt Poteete of western Tennessee. Matt has been a contractor with DCI for several years, we greatly appreciate Matt and his commitment to our contractor teams. Matt is an outdoorsman and enjoys hunting ducks with his 4-year-old chocolate Labrador, Barley. Please enjoy reading more about Matt in this month's Spotlight!
How did you get involved with DCI?
I first got involved with DCI my freshman summer of college, I accepted a boots-on-the-ground contract that provided work throughout the summer that had a focus on the crop protection segment. I continued that role for several summers, when I graduated college I accepted an additional opportunity working in the field with a focus on precision ag.
Tell us about your background:
I graduated with a 4-year Agriculture Business degree from The University of Tennessee at Martin.
What is the best thing about being a DCI Contractor?
I believe the best thing is the diversity that comes along with the job. There is a wide variety of tasks to accomplish in each contractor role. You are also able to move around your assigned geography to see different people and do different things every day. You never know what each new day will bring!
What was your first job?
My first job was in my early high school days, when I was first able to drive. I mowed and kept up with approximately 20 yards throughout the summer, working around my sports schedule.
What are your hobbies and interests?
I enjoy being outdoors daily in addition to all types of hunting and fishing. My favorite thing to hunt is ducks.
What are you ordering for your favorite meal?
A big, medium-rare filet mignon!
What is your favorite sports team?
The St. Louis Cardinals are my overall favorite sports team.
Tell us about your favorite pet.
I have a 4-year-old female chocolate Labrador named Barley that I got in college. I worked to train Barley myself to retrieve ducks and just about anything else. She’s great!
What was the first concert you attended?
Luke Bryan a long time ago.
Any words of advice for our readers?
Work hard every day. You never know who is watching what you do!