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
“It’s a pretty rewarding experience to see all that hard work pan out and know that we’re helping to feed families throughout the Mid-Atlantic.”Mike Harrison
Name: Mike Harrison
Location: Woodbine, Maryland
Years farming: I was raised on the farm and took it over 25 years ago.
My family: My wife is Ann, and we’ve been married 37 years. We have three adult children: Melissa, Cara, and Mike, Jr. We also have three grandchildren: Kyle, Alyson and Brennon.
How I came to be a farmer: My dad bought this farm about 55 years ago and I took it over 25 years ago. Seven generations of farmers in our family came before us. Farming is my heritage and it’s in my blood.
The best thing about being a farmer: On our farm, the family comes together to work and play. There’s a lot of enjoyment having the kids with you on the farm, seeing them grow up and making their own way.
My personal philosophy on farming: With world population exploding and grain reserves shrinking, farmers will have to become more efficient and rise to the task.
For more information about soybean farming in Maryland, visit the Maryland Soybean Board.