Meet the Mattsons

Neighbors. Community. Environment.

Mattson Farms is a large-scale, no-till, dryland, cereal grains farming operation. We are located north of Chester, Montana, situated between the Sweet Grass Hills and Tiber Dam Recreation Area. Since 1911, our farm has been 100% family owned and operated.

About the Mattsons

The Mattsons' Philosophy

Our vision is to remain a family farm of sufficient size and scope for intergenerational transfer, and to provide a comfortable living and working atmosphere for owners and employees.

Many years ago, Mattson Farms adopted the philosophy “Manage only what you can control”. Farmers have long known that they can NOT control the weather, no matter how hard they pray. However, we can control how the weather affects us, and how to get the most out of what Mother Nature brings our way.

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The Mattson Philosophy.

Our vision is to remain a family farm of sufficient size and scope for intergenerational transfer that provides a comfortable living and working atmosphere for owners and employees.

Many years ago Mattson Farms adopted the philosophy “Manage only what you can control”. Farmers have long known that they can NOT control the weather no matter how hard you pray. However, we can control how the weather affects us and getting the most out of what Mother Nature brings our way.

We Owe It to the Earth

Mattson Farms follows four principles of soil health.

1
Armor
the Soil
Maintain as much residue on the soil as possible.
2
Minimize
Disturbance
Our no-till farming practice has been incorporated to fulfill this principle.
3
Keep a Living
Root in the Soil
We make use of micro-nutrients and crop rotations to assist in maintaining this goal.
4
Increase
Diversity
Rotate crop types such as winter wheat, lentils, chickpeas, and flax.
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Crops Grown at Mattson Farms

The crops currently grown are winter wheat, spring wheat, durum, barley, flax, lentils, and chickpeas. All of the wheat is exported to the west coast to buyers in Japan, Philippines, and Taiwan. The wheat grown in our geographical area is known for its high quality – which includes protein content and baking qualities – whether it is used for breads, noodles, or cookies. The pulse crops, which include lentils, chickpeas, and flax, are sold locally to a company that markets those products all around the world. The barley is grown for use in the brewing of distilled alcohol.

Hard Red
Spring Wheat
Wheat
Hard Red
Winter Wheat
Wheat
Lentils
Chickpeas
Flax
Mustard
Barley
Durum

Latest News

September 6, 2021

New Crop Year Has Begun!!

This spring of 2021 the Mattson Farm completed seeding the spring crops of Flax, Chickpeas, Lentils and Spring Wheat on May 1, 2021. There was limited amount of moisture in the ground

September 2, 2021

Coming home!

Mattson Farms finished harvest on August 31, 2021. Although it is always a great feeling to have completed this operation, signaling the completion of a crop year, this year came with

June 10, 2021

Crops in Stress

“Barley not cuttable” -- This photo is a close-up of what much of the barley grown in 2021 looks like. The plant has run out of moisture and was not able to grow a “head” which would

September 2, 2021

Coming home!

Mattson Farms finished harvest on August 31, 2021. Although it is always a great feeling to have completed this operation, signaling the completion of a crop year, this year came with

July 14, 2021

Employees

Our “Crew” for the 2021 farming season include 5 South Africans that come to us on work visas. Family members, Brie and Connor, now 12 years and 10 years old, have added to the work fo

September 6, 2021

New Crop Year Has Begun!!

This spring of 2021 the Mattson Farm completed seeding the spring crops of Flax, Chickpeas, Lentils and Spring Wheat on May 1, 2021. There was limited amount of moisture in the ground

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It's All About Family

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