Additional thanks to the Nebraska Soybean Board, Indiana Soybean Alliance, Minnesota Soybean Research and Promotion Council and South Dakota Soybean Research and Promotion Council for their support of Mid-Atlantic Farmers Feed US
“Other than my family, there’s nothing I treasure more than this land. And nothing is more important to the farmers of this region than doing the right thing.”Chip Councell
Name: Chip Councell
Location: Cordova, Maryland
Years farming: My family has been farming in this area for 10 generations and I’ve been doing it for 32 years.
My family: My wife is JoAnn, and we have two kids. Our daughter Melissa is 28 and a schoolteacher. And our son Jason is 27 and works with us here on the farm. He has a 15-month-old daughter and a son that was born in late 2011. My dad and other family are also involved in the farm.
How I came to be a farmer: I am the tenth generation – it is all I ever wanted to do.
The best thing about being a farmer: A true sense of accomplishment – working in balance with the weather, the soil and the environment.
My personal philosophy on farming: We feed the world and it’s our responsibility to be a reliable supplier.
For more information about corn and grain farming in Maryland, visit the Maryland Grain Producers.