Matt McLean is a pioneer, agriculture activist and entrepreneur in the organic farming and food movements. A seventh-generation Floridian, Matt’s citrus roots date back four generations to his great grandfather who farmed without the use of harmful pesticides or synthetic fertilizers. Matt founded Uncle Matt’s Organic in 1999 with three acres in his Dad’s backyard. Uncle Matt’s is now the largest organic orange juice brand and the number one selling OJ in the U.S. with a full line of organic beverages sold nationwide in over 20,000+ stores.

Bachelor of Science in Business Administration 1993
University of Florida with a minor in Economics

Produce Business Magazine “40 under 40” Award
Orlando Sentinel Culinary Hall of Fame
2020 NEXTY Award Winner, Best New Organic Beverage

Organic Trade Association board member 2005-2014; Board President 2012-13, Secretary 2011, Vice President 2009-2010
Organic Farming Research Foundation, Florida Organic Growers
IFAS Ag Advisory Committee, Lake County, Florida
Citrus Disease Subcommittee, NAREEE advisory board member
Rodale Institute, Your Two Cents, founding member