Latham Seeds Welcomes Matt Moore as Soybean Product Manager
Matt Moore of Kasson, Minnesota, has joined Latham Hi-Tech Seeds Team as Soybean Product Manager. He will have the opportunity to train with Latham Seeds’ current Soybean Product Manager Mark Grundmeier until he retires at the end of this year.
“The Latham name is highly regarded in the seed industry with a great track record of success,” says Matt. “I look forward to carrying on that tradition by continuing to bring high-quality products to our dealers and growers. Mark will leave some big shoes to fill, but I look forward to the challenge of meeting the high standard he has set! I look forward to getting to know everyone. I especially look forward to learning the wants and needs of our customers and doing what I can to contribute to their success.”
Matt has more than 20 years of experience in the seed industry. In fact, the Latham Team has had an opportunity to work with him for years. Those of you who attended a Latham Freedom Ride might recognize him as his former employer helped sponsor our “field day on wheels.”
“We believe Matt’s background in sales and agronomy is well suited to serve as Soybean Product Manager,” says John Latham, third-generation seedsman and president of family-owned Latham Seeds. “He understands that Latham Seeds only succeeds if the farmers who plant our seed succeed.”
After graduating from South Dakota State University, Matt served as agronomy operations manager and assistant location manager for NuWay Cooperative in Trimont, Minn. He served as a district sales manager for Jung Seed Genetics for about six years. Then he joined Bayer / BASF as a seed technology account manager where he managed the growth of the LibertyLink soybean trait businesses, as well as led marketing plan development and execution with key accounts.
When Matt isn’t working, he enjoys spending time with his 12-year-old daughter, Allissa, and his girlfriend, Sara. They enjoy spending time outdoors. Allissa is a Girl Scout. She also enjoys playing soccer and volleyball. Sara owns a CPA firm and is an avid runner. Matt enjoys biking, boating, golfing and hunting. He is a member of several conservation clubs. He is passionate about promoting quality habitat for wildlife and clean water for lakes.
Today Matt is sharing with us one of his favorite comfort food recipes for Smoked Meat Loaf.
Smoked Meat Loaf
- 1 lb. ground beef
- 1 lb. ground pork
- 8 strips of bacon, cooked and chopped
- 2 eggs
- ½ cup Italian Panko bread crumbs
- ¼ cup milk
- 1 tsp. salt
- 1 tsp. garlic powder
- ½ c. yellow onion chopped
- ½ tsp. ground pepper
- 2 cups shredded cheddar cheese
- Preheat smoker to 300 degrees Fahrenheit.
- Combine all ingredients, mix, and shape into a loaf.
- Smoke for 1 to 1.5 hours.