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Matthew Farrell

Farm Program Assistant Director

Oxford, MS

2092 Old Taylor Road, Suite 4B Oxford, MS 38655

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Matthew demonstrates his passion for agriculture as he provides crop insurance, farm-program services, and farm financial management for producers. Fascinated with the impact of commodity markets and government on farming operations, Matthew keeps close watch on how they affect the farmers he serves.

Because unforeseeable forces affect price and yield, Matthew develops risk management plans for ag producers tailored to their risk tolerances. Since 2011, he’s grown the firm’s crop-insurance practice to cover over 42,000 acres.

Along with providing the insurance analysis, he attains results such as:

  • Successfully winning an appeal on his client’s behalf, overturning a decision by the Risk Management Agency—a decision with an historic overturn rate close to 0%.
  • Providing timely, informational seminars to give producers the advantages they need in crop insurance and farm program decisions.

Growing up in Laurel, Mississippi, his first job was shelling peas at a fruit and produce stand. Hands on, his love for the business side of agriculture continues to grow with each passing season. Matthew believes that mutual trust is the foundation for success in business relationships. This means telling producers the information they need to hear—although sometimes it’s not what they want to hear—in an understandable, no-nonsense way so they can make their best business decisions.

Education

  • M.S., agricultural economics, Mississippi State University
  • B.S., agriculture engineering, technology, and business, Mississippi State University

Civic Associations

  • Knights of Columbus

Personal

  • Time in the great outdoors, tennis, hunting or time with his family
  • Avid Mississippi State University Bulldogs sports fan
  • Hobby gardener

Industry Areas

Food & Ag

Mentions and articles by Matthew

FSA Farm Program Deadlines Quickly Approaching

K·Coe Editorial | February 8, 2019

REMINDER: USDA’s Extended Deadlines and Due Dates Fall in February The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has established the procedures required to provide direct payments to growers to help offset some damage imposed by retaliatory tariffs. As a result of the […]

Noteworthy Changes within the New Farm Bill

K·Coe Editorial | January 9, 2019

A Deep Dive into the Farm Bill Reveals Top Modifications for Farmers and Ranchers, Conservation and Dairy in Particular Following the long-awaited passage of the Agriculture Improvement Act of 2018 (commonly known as the 2018 Farm Bill), the $867 billion-dollar […]

What You Need to Know About Second MFP Payment

K·Coe Editorial | December 18, 2018

Growers to Benefit from Second Round of Market Facilitation Program (MFP) Payments – BUT, DOUBLECHECK ANALYSES BY LENDERS Following the authorization of the second MFP payments, here are a few key points that growers should keep top of mind for […]