The origin of the Parrott farming legacy dates back to the 1840s with the establishment of the family farmstead. Matt and his wife Deanne have resided on the “home farm” since 2000, along with their 3 children. The evolution of this diverse grain and livestock farm has transformed it into a dedicated row crop operation.
After Matt’s grandfather Roger returned from WWII in 1945, he, along with his wife Caroline, expanded the farming operation by selling seed corn and providing custom work. Following Roger’s retirement in the mid-’80s, Matt’s father Tom, with his wife Sally, continued the legacy by expanding the family operation. Parrott Family Farms grew to raise corn and beans, selling seed corn as well as continuing a cattle and hog feedlot operation.
Since Matt’s graduation from Iowa State University in 1996, he has been an integral part of continuing the family’s tradition by expanding the row crop operation with specialty crops, integrating new technology, and maintaining a high level of integrity and stewardship.
Today, the farm is operated by Matt and Deanne Parrott along with Matt’s parents, Tom and Sally. This multigenerational farm is still operating on the foundation of stewardship, sustainability, and education.