Since 1976,

Hedlin Ag Enterprises has specialized in retained executive search for agribusinesses and agricultural associations throughout the United States. Why has it endured since founded by Larry Hedlin? It’s our philosophy and dedication to strive to be the best, not the biggest.


            Sperry Union Store (SUS), an established, single location corporation servicing the Sperry and Mediapolis, Iowa trade area, is seeking a General Manager to oversee all aspects of its ag retail business.  Sperry Union Store has 13 full-time employees driving the grain, feed, and fencing and equipment departments. 

            The General Manager will report to a five-member Board of Directors and will be responsible for the administration, implementation and control of all planning and operational aspects of the business. He/she will provide management leadership in the determination of business strategies, policies and programs.  The person will be responsible for the successful operation of all departments.

            The General Manager will also be responsible for grain merchandising for the company.  He/she will manage grain and freight positions, manage grain price risk, communicate with customers and capitalize on new opportunities in the grain industry. 

            The ideal candidate will have successful managerial experience in the ag industry with P&L and balance sheet accountability. They will have an understanding of the ag retail business (independent or cooperative).   Risk management knowledge and experience in grain marketing is essential.  The candidate must have previous employee leadership/supervisory experience.  Finally, excellent interpersonal communication skills are absolutely required for this position.

            This is an opportunity to play an integral role and make a meaningful contribution to the future success of an established business.   Interested candidates should confidentially submit their application for consideration by contacting Laura Blomme at or at 515.444.7342.