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Alva, Oklahoma

Diversified Services Team

Matt Tucker - Risk Management Specialist

Growing up on a farm, Matt knew that he wanted to remain in the agriculture industry – he just wasn’t sure which area. He went to school at Northwestern Oklahoma State University where he received his BS in Business Administration. He then became a crop insurance adjuster, working claims and assisting farmers before switching to the agency side. With his wife, Alysson, they have three young boys who keep them very busy. Matt helps to coach all the sports in which they participate and is their biggest fan. Matt brings this leadership quality and uses all of his work experiences along with the simple tools from DS to show farmers the options they have to protect their revenue and preserve their equity. He evaluates each individual’s needs and helps them to assess what products work best for them. Give Matt a call today to discuss your risk management opportunities.

Matt Nickel - Risk Management Specialist

Matt Nickel is a lifelong resident of Alva. He has worked with farmers throughout his career first through a local co-op, then as a crop adjuster, and now as a DS agent. Throughout this evolution in his work, his passion has remained strong – to help provide world class service to his customers. During high school and college, Matt’s time at a local co-op afforded him an opportunity to learn a great deal about how a farmer plans his days and worries about his legacy. He spent time with farmers directly checking cattle, working the ground, planting wheat, and during harvest running a combine. After graduating from Northwestern Oklahoma State University and earning his BS in Agricultural Ecology, he worked as a crop adjuster. He transitioned to agent and opened his own agency with Matt Tucker. Married with two young children, Matt enjoys spending time with his friends and family, hunting, fishing, golfing, camping, and cooking. Matt strives to help customers with their risk management plans and works diligently to ensure their farmers have the best information and tools available to make the most informed decisions about their operations. Call Matt today to receive your unique risk management plan.

Jessica Smith - Sales Support Specialist

Jessica Smith brings a lifetime of farm experience to her role with DS. She was actively involved in 4-H and FFA. Growing up in a rodeo family, she was able to obtain a rodeo scholarship for Northwestern Oklahoma State University in Alva. She breakaway calf ropes and her husband also team ropes. While attending NWOSU, she received her BS in Mass Communications with a Minor in Business Administration. She has worked in administration, marketing and also has some tax experience. Currently, Jessica serves as a sales support specialist for DS. She is the person who greets customers as they come in and helps to build the relationships in the area. In the near future, she expects to obtain her crop insurance license to further assist the office. In her free time, she holds a license to sell real estate from the Oklahoma Real Estate Commission and specializes in commercial, residential, farm and ranch sales. Jessica’s hobbies include spending time with her friends and family and she also likes to travel with her husband to participate in rodeos. Jessica enjoys working with farmers and helping them to protect their livelihood. She is fervent in her quest to further building relationships and helping them to make the most of their farming operations.