Matt has been a Certified Crop Advisor for 20 years. He was born and raised in Lancaster County Pennsylvania, Amish Country. He earned a B.S. in Agronomy and Environmental Science from Delaware Valley University. He worked in manure management and crop consulting for a number of years in the Mid-Atlantic, working with multiple crops: corn, soybeans, tobacco, small grains, alfalfa, forage and grain sorghum. Matt moved to Conrad, Iowa in 2004 to take the next step in agricultural career and has spent 17 years in retail. His hobbies include fishing and hunting with his two sons, as well as watching them play football and baseball.