Matt McCrate

Cape Girardeau, MO

Matt McCrate, past president and current board member of the Missouri Soybean Association, was raised with a background in agriculture, especially soybeans. His background 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, Mo., graduating with a degree in business 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, Mo. 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 also has experience serving with the Arkansas Soybean Association board as its Industry At-Large Representative. The University of Missouri Extension has also recognized Mattas a Master Gardener.

Matt and his wife, Alice, reside in Cape Girardeau, Mo. and have three children.