Dear Exapta’s Valued Customers and Friends,
It is with a heavy heart to inform you that Matt Hagny, Exapta Owner and CEO, passed away Saturday morning while doing what he loved – rock climbing in Colorado.
Matt was the life and blood of Exapta and will be tremendously missed. His knowledge and expertise immensely impacted many producers worldwide. He built a company from the ground up and Exapta will move forward in honor of his legacy. We ask for your understanding and patience through this time of transition to keep Exapta thriving.
We appreciate you, as well as your thoughts and prayers.
Matthew Philip Hagny was born May 31, 1969, son of Philip and Gladys (Walde) Hagny, passed away at the age of fifty years old while rock climbing in Colorado. Matthew grew up on a grain and cattle farm outside Gettysburg, South Dakota. He was baptized and confirmed at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Agar, SD.
After receiving his Bachelor of Science and Law degrees, he moved to Kansas in 1993 and founded Pinnacle Crop Technologies, as a consulting agronomist for no-till systems, eventually settling in Wichita, KS. He served on the board of directors for No-till on the Plains. Matthew founded Exapta Solutions, Inc in 1998 in order to fulfill the need for better no-till seeding technology.
Matthew has traveled the globe, both as a consultant and for enjoyment. Matthew was passionate for his love of rock climbing and hang gliding, and was a trusted friend to many. He spent a lot of time in Joshua Tree, CA, where he resided for part of the year. He also had an avid love for reading and learning.
He is survived by parents, Philip and Gladys Hagny, of Gettysburg; sisters Sara French (Eric); and Emilie Downs (Tony); two nephews and one niece (Edward, Jillian and Miles French).