Matt Rush

Matt Rush is proud to farm with his father in Fairfield, IL farming corn, soy, wheat and cattle.  After receiving his Bachelors at SIUC in Ag Education, he became the agriculture and 4H coordinator for the University of Illinois Extension office in Wayne County. He was a member and served as President of the Wayne County Farm Bureau Young Leaders Committee, eventually serving as district representative on the Illinois Farm Bureau Young Leaders Board. He started farming with his father in full time in 2014 when he left his job with extension and returned to the family farm.


Currently Matt is the Past President of ICGA and Vice President of the Fairfield Community High School FFA Alumni Association. Other leadership roles include serving on the Fairfield Community High School board of education, local volunteer firefighter, the Fairfield National Bank Board and on the Fairfield Memorial Hospital Foundation Board. He attends First Christian Church of Fairfield and serves on their security team.


When he’s not volunteering as an ag leader or in his community, Matt enjoys spending time with his wife and 2 kids in Fairfield.