Matt McCrate, past president and current board member of the Missouri Soybean Association, was raised with a background in agriculture--especially soybeans--that includes working both on the family farm and for his dad’s grain elevator. In high school, Matt worked at the University of Missouri Fisher Delta Research Center as an assistant soybean breeder. He attended Southeast Missouri State University in Cape Girardeau, Missouri, graduating with a business major and a minor in sales.
Taking over for their dad, Matt and his four brothers created a partnership to operate Five Brothers Farms, LLC., based in Cape Girardeau. The brothers farm soybeans, rice and cotton in both Missouri and Arkansas.
For the past 30 years, Matt has worked as a seed sales representative and currently represents Stratton Seed Company. Matt is also licensed as a Certified Crop Adviser (CCA), scouting fields and serving as a consultant for other growers in his area.
Matt is active in his community, volunteering with Habitat for Humanity and serving on the local Knights of Columbus Council. He has experience serving on the Arkansas Soybean Association board as its industry at-large representative. The University of Missouri Extension has recognized Matt as a master gardener.
Matt and his wife, Alice, reside in Cape Girardeau and have three children.
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