- Age: 43
- Interview Date: 10/22/2008
- Interviewer: Mark R. DePue, Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum
- Interview Length: 65 minutes Sit Down Interview, 22 minutes Walk and Talk Interview
- County: McLean
- Matthew Hughes was born in Litchfield, Illinois in 1965 and grew up on a family farm. Matthew went to college at University of Illinois and then took several jobs in agriculture research and analysis before returning to farm over 2,000 acres of soybeans today.