Susan and Lisa Tronchetti

April 4, 2017 • 1 minute read

“Most of us will have more than one career in our lives. So diversity of education and approach to a broad marketplace gives us so many opportunities.” –Susan Tronchetti


“You really want your sponsor to be somebody that has a bit more influence in where you’re trying to go. Whereas a mentor could be someone who is in a similar role where you can have learning conversations.” –Lisa Tronchetti

Susan Tronchetti grew up on a farm in southern Iowa and still farms. Lisa Tronchetti grew up on her parents’ farm and was involved in animal agriculture through 4-H. Now, mother and daughter are involved in agribusiness careers that focus on business development, risk management and product merchandising. They talk with host Sara Steever about the choices that led them to their current careers, their ongoing mother-daughter relationship/mentorship and insights into the challenges and opportunities for young women in agribusiness.

Susan TronchettiSusan Tronchetti

Susan is a business development professional who is a co-owner of Tronchetti & Tronchetti, Inc. Susan serves on the board of directors in several areas of agricultural business, including as a member of the Landus Cooperative Board of Directors, Land O’Lakes Executive Board Council and the Nationwide Insurance Board Council. She is skilled in risk management, customer service, sales and strategic planning. Susan is a graduate of Iowa State University with a degree in agricultural business and management.


Lisa TronchettiLisa Tronchetti

Lisa is a dairy products merchandiser at Gavilon Group, LLC. She is a product merchandising and risk management professional with over five years of experience in the dairy and food ingredients industry. She has a bachelor’s of science degree in agricultural business, economics, international agriculture and speech communications from Iowa State University. Lisa also has an MBA in food and agribusiness from Purdue University and Indiana University Bloomington.


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