AXA Equitable AgriFinance, LLC ( is pleased to announce the hiring of Matt Hooper as Vice President covering Southern Minnesota.  Mr. Hooper joins AEAF from the Frost State Bank where has spent the last five years underwriting loans and managing the crop insurance portfolio. 

Mike Martin, Senior Vice President of AXA Equitable AgriFinance says; “Matt has a strong foundation in agricultural credit analysis and has a solid understanding of farming cash flows.  He grew up in Fairmont, worked in Frost and lives in Mankato, so he knows the territory.  Matt will be a great resource for our loyal customer base in South Central Minnesota.”

AXA Equitable Life Insurance Company has been in the business of providing long term capital to farmers and ranchers continuously since 1912.

Mr. Hooper can be contacted at (612) 205-3643 or