Matt grew up on a grain farm near Fulda, MN where he learned to work hard and to enjoy his work. Through his family’s seed business, Matt developed a business mind in agriculture and a passion for the Ag industry.
He graduated from South Dakota State University with a degree in Agricultural Business and a minor in Agricultural Marketing. Matt developed an interest in a career in grain marketing through internship opportunities at both a grain co-op and soybean processing plant. He worked as a Commodity Marketing Research Assistant while an undergrad at SDSU. Matt also spent three months studying Spanish in Quito, Ecuador where he was able to experience another culture by living with a host family just outside the capital city.
Matt first joined the Hurley & Associates marketing team as a Hog Consultant Intern the summer of 2017 in Glenwood, MN and full-time in December of 2017 as a Farm Marketing Consultant in Brookings, SD. Matt enjoys partnering first-hand with agricultural producers, learning about what makes their operation unique, and ultimately seeing the success of farm families.