About Kevin Matthews
My wife and I own and operate Matthews Family Farms of North Carolina, Inc., Precision Nutrient Management, Inc., and Deep Creek Grain, Inc. in East Bend and Yadkinville N.C. Prior to farming full-time, I earned an Associate Degree in Electronic Engineering that has been a huge asset in my farming operation.
I spend a tremendous amount of time implementing and testing new technologies and test plots with a focus on no-till conservation and irrigation management. These practices have blessed Matthews Family Farms of NC, Inc. with numerous high yield awards and state records in corn and soybeans from no-till dryland to irrigated crops. Our success with irrigation began with center pivots early on, and now with many acres of subsurface drip “SDI” irrigation.
The SDI success along with non-irrigated no-till yields has created many opportunities to teach others through speaking engagements all over the country. From small to large field day groups, multiple presentations at the Commodity Classic, and the Ag PhD Field Day along with onsite test plots in Baltic S.D., I have enjoyed showcasing our successes and the passion we have for improving.
I have learned so much over the span of my career in farming and I am excited to be a part of the XtremeAg community so I can share all of my knowledge and work with individuals who are also working hard and trying to build a better farm and a better life for themselves.
I can recognize strengths in others to build strong teams to create extraordinary success. I love to share my successes and failures to help others, and I truly enjoy seeing others do well.
Faith, Family, and Farming are, without question, my passions. I try to be humble and give all thanks to the Lord while remembering I am the most imperfect Christian I know.
I find that small fields present tremendous challenges in order to manage and maintain a profitable average farm yield. Additionally, numerous soil types with little water-holding capacity are very challenging. Finally, we find that being in such an urban area, it is difficult to find solid financial partners with agriculture knowledge.
North Carolina NCGA State Record
Previous North Carolina NCGA State Record Holder
10-time NCGA State Winner
16-time North Carolina Corn Growers State Winner
Ag PhD Field Day First Steps
Multiple-time, High-yield Corn
High ROI Corn Winner
NCSGA State Winner Soybeans
4-time State Winner
2 State Records in the Previous 3 Years
Currently Held at 108.9 Bushels Per Acre (BPA)
"I have learned so much over the span of my career in farming and I am excited to be a part of the XtremeAg community so I can share all of my knowledge and work with individuals who are also working hard and trying to build a better farm and a better life for themselves."