Matt Sheaffer, B.A.

Farm Operations Manager

Matt Sheaffer is Farm Operations Manager for AES’ Taylor Creek Restoration Nurseries.  Since joining the seed production team, Matt has focused on field work with an eye on increasing overall seed production through the use of more efficient field equipment, improving on-farm systems, and tracking production-related costs.  Prior to joining Taylor Creek, Matt owned and operated Sandhill Family Farms, a diversified farming business focused on direct marketing of organic vegetables, pastured poultry, grass-fed lamb, and heritage pork.  Managing upwards of 55 acres in production at two locations and 12-15 seasonal workers, he became particularly adept at keeping all facets of the farm moving in sync.  Employees, field equipment, crops, and livestock required constant vigilance as each season developed.  As a veteran farmer at the Prairie Crossing Business Development Center, Matt mentored beginning farmers and served as adviser on sustainable agricultural production and profitable business development.