Carland Celebrates 20 Years at Iowa Select Farms
For twenty years now, Carland has been helping farms communicate efficiently and effectively. From the days of landlines and fax machines to, Internet, automated alarms and 4G networking, just as technologies in live animal production have evolved, so have the technologies that help our farms stay online.
A native of Parkersburg, Carland worked several jobs in the technology field before getting his associates degree in Electronic Engineering Technology. He refers to himself as a self-proclaimed “gadget geek” and enjoys tinkering with electronics to get them functional.
In his role as Low Voltage Field Technician, Carland supports 265 farms across the state with installation, routine maintenance and emergency support.
In addition to doing routine maintenance at all of the farms in his territory like replacing alarm batteries and ensuring functionality of controller alarms, Carland is responsible for managing tickets that farm managers and supervisors submit for work requests. From computers, phones, alarms, internet and network access, Carland helps ensure the functionality of technology that ties to essential functions like feeding, barn temperature and alarms.
Outside of work, Carland is passionate about helping others. He is active in the Parkersburg Sons of the American Legion, which is an opportunity to honor his Dad, a Korean War Veteran. He is also involved in an amateur radio club that does storm spotting in Butler, Grundy, Tama and Marshall counties—a club that formed after the devastating Parkersburg tornado in 2008.
Congratulations to Carland on 20 years of service to Iowa Select Farms!