About Matt Miles
My dad, and hero, was a 3rd-generation farmer, whose struggles in the early 70s took its toll on my family and we ended up giving up the farm when I was a young boy. Upon returning in 1980, his reputation proceeded him making it a battle to get back to our roots in farming. But God was in control and our faith pressed us forward.
My father started over with nothing as a farm manager on an 800-pound cotton farm. Just two years later, that farm was exceeding 1,300 pounds. By 1985, he was farming for himself and I was being taught by a great man what it takes to make it with nothing. One of the biggest blessings in my life was that our neighboring farmer had a daughter; eventually the love of my life. At the age of 15, we began courting and 36 years later, we have 3 wonderful children and 4 “grandboys”.
Dreams do come true with the grace of God. We began our operation together in 1989, using her savings as a down payment on an old tractor. We have built a home, farm, and family with dedicated employees that have become a #farmily. We have set several state records and won awards in multiple crops.
Today we look back at the Xtreme struggles we have been through and count them as blessings and learning experiences. What we have been looking for throughout the years is a brotherhood of like-minded, successful farmers to bounce ideas off of and share success together to pursue common goals. I feel XtremeAg is the vehicle to get us to that place where we can all shake our heads and say why have we waited this long?
I pride myself on my willingness to think outside the box and to learn and let others teach and guide me. I am always searching for ways to improve.
Like most farmers, my passion is to watch as a crop grows from seed to harvest. I am always working to find sustainable, new and better ways to farm that will benefit my farm and the environment. Doing this while surrounded by my family and friends ignites this passion in me every day.
I find that our biggest challenges are dealing with the nutrient uptake into the plant during key growth stages while combating times of extreme heat, yield-robbing insects, and chemical-resistant weeds.
Ag PhD Field Day First Steps
High Yield Soybean Plot 1st place winner 2015, 2017, 2018, 2019
2nd place winner 2016
National Conservation Systems Cotton & Rice Conference
2015 Soybean Farmer of the Year
Arkansas State Record Soybean Producer
100 + bu soybeans 12 times in 7 years
2013 state record 107bu
2019 stare record 120bu
"What we have been looking for throughout the years is a brotherhood of like-minded, successful farmers to bounce ideas off and share success together. I feel XtremeAg is the vehicle to get us to that place"