Matt Sims Receives the 2015 Tomorrow’s Top Producer Horizon Award

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FamilyFarms Group Member, Matt Sims, General Manager of State Line Farms, received the 2015 Tomorrow's Top Producer Horizon Award.

Matt Sims of State Line Farms Receives the 2015 Tomorrow's Top Producer Horizon Award

“FamilyFarms has helped to improve State Line Farms business practices to get us where we are today. The professional networking and peer groups from FamilyFarms have allowed us the opportunity to learn from other successful producers," said Sims.

FamilyFarms Group is pleased to announce its valued Member, Matt Sims, General Manager of State Line Farms, received the 2015 Tomorrow’s Top Producer Horizon Award. The Horizon Award recognizes a producer, under the age of 35, who has demonstrated excellence in the business of farming.

"It is an honor to win the Tomorrow's Top Producer Horizon Award. Every year I look forward to discovering who won the Top Producer Award and learning from their experiences. It is truly humbling to be associated with this exclusive group of top producers," said Sims.

State Line Farms, a fourth-generation corn and soybean operation in Illinois and Indiana. Since 2007, State Line Farms has tripled the size of their operation. By partnering with FamilyFarms, Sims has received the business guidance and support needed to help State Line Farms run more efficiently.

“FamilyFarms has helped to improve State Line Farms business practices to get us where we are today. The professional networking and peer groups from FamilyFarms have allowed us the opportunity to learn from other successful producers. FamilyFarms not only provides direction, but they hold us accountable to ensure goals are achieved," said Sims.

“Helping to successfully continue the legacy of State Line Farms is exactly why we started FamilyFarms Group. I’ve enjoyed watching Matt grow and learn to build a better business. It’s great to see his hard work being recognized by the industry,” said Allen Lash, CEO of FamilyFarms Group.

For more information, visit http://www.state-line-farms.com and http://www.familyfarmsgroup.com.

About State Line Farms
State Line Farms Is a corn and soybean operation located in Illinois and Indiana across 4,600 acres of mostly rented ground. State Line Farms is a fourth generation farming operation started in 1928 by Hyta Wright. The farm name has evolved over the years from Wright Farms, to Wright Sims Farms to today’s State Line Farms.

About FamilyFarms Group
FamilyFarms Group is committed to delivering business solutions for agricultural producers designed to preserve their legacy now and for future generations. FamilyFarms Group, established in 2006 and headquartered near St. Louis, MO, is owned by its Members and represents more than 1.5 million acres of row crop production throughout North America. Participating together with a singular purpose, FamilyFarms Group can achieve what individual producers cannot – accumulation of enough acres, knowledge, technology, and capital to successfully compete globally.

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