{ Work Hard – Play Hard }

Do you know a farmer who plays as hard as they work? Korey Coats is one — his passions are family, farming, riding dirt bikes full throttle and fine-tuning the tattoo artwork on his “sleeve.”


However, his commitment to his operation is no different from that of his father-in-law and his peers in and around Levelland, Texas.

Korey’s parents weren’t in agriculture, but as a boy he spent a lot of time on his grandfathers’ farms. After obtaining an associate’s degree, Korey went to work in the oilfields of Texas — like his dad. In time, he began to work his way toward home and back to school.

He completed his business degree at Lubbock Christian University and met Sommer Methvin. “I’m grateful for the chance to start our own operation,” said Korey. “I never take that opportunity for granted.”

After their marriage, Sommer’s father, Greg Methvin, began to discuss the possibility of Korey and Sommer starting a farming operation of their own.

“I’m grateful for the chance to start our own operation,” said Korey. “I never take that opportunity for granted.”

Korey and Sommer have been stockholders at AgTexas since 2011. They primarily raise cotton in Hockley and Cochran counties.

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FARM – TECH – CALLOUT : Farming technology and methods are ever changing — as are the faces of agriculture. Not only are farms transitioning to younger family members, many are the first in their immediate family to farm. Regardless of the path they’ve taken to becoming the next generation of farmers, AgTexas is present to support them and their operations, and to learn from them as well.

Content for this story was pulled from our 2017 Annual Report. Mentioned dates and ages would reflect differences as related to current date/year — 2021.