Kevin Matthews

NCGA State Record Holder

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No-till Non-irrigated/Irrigated Corn
2700a/300a
No-till Non-irrigated/Irrigated Soybeans
2400a/100a
No-till Winter Wheat
300a
No-till Barley
200a

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.

STRENGTHS

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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.

PASSIONS

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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.

 

CHALLENGES

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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. 

 

Success

NCGA

 

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


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Ag PhD Field Day First Steps

Multiple-time, High-yield Corn

High ROI Corn Winner

 

 

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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."

- Kevin Matthews

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