Austin grew up in Northern Indiana where he and his family reside today. He received a Bachelor of Science degree in Soil & Crop Management from Purdue University. Upon graduation in 2008 he began his career working in Ag Retail. While working in Ag Retail Mattern held roles as an Account Manager and Location Manager. He enjoys working with producers to increase efficiency on the farm. As a Certified Crop Advisor (CCA), Austin managed fertilizer, seed, and chemical recommendations for his customers and implemented precision agriculture programs.
In 2016 Mattern began working more closely with ag technology. He joined the Winfield United Retail Technology Specialist team where his role was to support Ag Retail and the local precision ag specialists. Working closely with Ag tech companies to retailers to develop strategies to implement and adopt Ag tech in the rapidly changing market. More Recently Austin worked for Ag Growth International in the Fertilizer Systems division. As a Territory Sales Manager for AGI he consulted with retail and wholesale Fertilizer and chemical companies, helping them to design and build fully automated state of the art facilities.
He and his wife Hannah have two girls and they enjoy the outdoors, camping, and horse back riding. As a family they run Spring Hill Farm, a fresh cut flower farm that serves their local community. In his free time, you may find him fishing & enjoying the outdoors.