Barn Maintenance: Steve Matthis
WEEK TWO: LAUNCHES ON FEBRUARY 10
INS AND OUTS OF BARN MAINTENANCE – BEST PRACTICES TO MAKE YOUR JOB EASIER
Presenter Steve Matthis offers his years of experience in barn maintenance for the training of new and current workers on the farm. Steve discusses commonly overlooked issues, both inside and outside the barn, and ways these issues could be costing you money. Fan repair, curtains and feed systems are just some of the topics discussed in this video. By following his tips, Steve gives you the opportunity to increase the efficiency of your barns to save you time and money.
Watch supplemental how-to video clips on specific topics from Steve Matthis here.
Since Steve Matthis’ first job as an Agricultural Teacher at Brevard High School, his passion has been agriculture and education. Steve believes in formal education earning a Batchelor of Arts Degree, Master’s Degree and Doctor of Education degree from NC State University in Agricultural Education and Animal Science. However, his true love is “hands on” experience which he received when he was the owner, manager and operator of an independent hog farm for 14 years. His 21 years of experience teaching Animal Science at Sampson Community College involved both formal education and “hands on” learning.
At present, Steve is a consultant and has the title of Training Director at Prestage Farms Inc. which is a 100,000 sow farming operation in seven states.
All the way from growing up on a hog farm in Eastern North Carolina, to teaching Prestage employees the latest trends in hog farming, every aspect of Steve’s life has been centered around agriculture and primarily swine production.