For Matt Bixler, farming is more than a job – it’s a way of life.
“I grew up on a cow/calf operation and was very involved with 4-H and Future Farmers of America,” he said. “After graduating from Purdue University, I returned to the farm to raise my own family.”
On his farm, located in southwestern Owen County Indiana, Bixler grows corn and soybeans and manages a 200-head cow/calf operation. His love of agriculture also led to a career in the seed industry.
“My experience in the seed industry dates back 15 years when I was an intern for Pioneer,” he said. “After college, I went to work for Monsanto where had the opportunity to get to know growers across Indiana and gain valuable hands-on experience.”
Now co-owner of B&A Genetics, Bixler said he and his partner Gregg Adams, will make hands-on customer service a priority.
“It has been a long-time goal to create a company that is customer driven, simple and fun to do business with,” he said. “Gregg and I are committed to building a business with the highest amount of class, integrity and morals. We know that generations of farmers have poured blood, sweat and tears into building their family farms, so we will do everything we can to help them be successful.”
Matt has two kids – 13-year-old Caleb and 11-year-old-Hannah. Both Caleb and Hannah love playing basketball, and showing goats and sheep in 4-H.
When Matt isn’t in a sales meeting, in the field, or answering an email he enjoys to hunt and spend time with his family.