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Our Agronomists

The Mill's certified agronomists are local experts on Mid-Atlantic crop production. Ranging from high-yielding field crops, to pasture management, nothing is out of their wheelhouse. Each one of our team members brings their own unique perspective, feel free to reach out for consultation!

Dennis Berger

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Dennis has been with The Mill since 2005.

He studied Agricultural Science and Animal Science at Penn State. He was a manager for Southern States for 14 years and is currently a Norrisville Fire Company member.

David Boniface

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David has been with The Mill since 2003.

He attended Delaware Valley College and received a degree in Agronomy & Environmental Science. He served as a golf course superintendent for 18 years. As a 4-H Leader and The Harford County Ag Advisory Board David has been heavily involved with the community. He is also certified in writing Nutrient Management Plans.

Ben Hushon

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Ben has been a partner in The Mill since 2003.

He was born and raised on a dairy farm in Delta, Pennsylvania. He also managed the former Royster-Clark in Whiteford for 15 years. He is blessed with a great wife, Cindy, and two children, Tim and Tabitha. As a member of The Fawn Grove Compassion Center Board and The Township Planning commission, Ben enjoys giving back to his community.

Tim Hushon

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Tim has been with The Mill since 2007.

At Penn State, he studied Ag Business. Tim interned with Dow Agroscience and the Penn State
Extension Service in Lebanon County. In August of 2016 he became a Certified Crop Advisor and became co-leader of The Mill's Decision Ag Solutions Program in 2019. Tim helps customers with products, technology and services. He enjoys playing recreational sports and adopting rescue dogs.

David Shriver

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David has been with The Mill since 2010.

At North Carolina State, he received his Horticultural Science Degree. For 18 years, David worked for Doeblers & TA Seeds. He also worked for Union Carbide and Lebanon Agricorp for five years each. You may recognize him for serving on the Board of Directors at Union Mills Homestead or as Chairman for the Maryland Micro Brewery Festival.

Chris Hinder

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Chris graduated from the University of Maryland with a B.S. in Agricultural Science and Technology. Before coming on with The Mill, he worked as an Agronomist for Atlantic Tractor and assisted his
family with their Ford Dealership.

Chris has a strong passion for agriculture and great customer service.

Mike Nash

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Mike has been with The Mill for 14 years.

From working on the warehouse dock, operating equip as a crop applicator to managing the crop services at The Mill of Hampstead, Mike can be seen blending fertilizer & chemicals, driving and pulling soil samples for Hampstead area farmers.

Smoke Shaffer

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Smoke has been with The Mill since 2003.

He has been crop advising for more than 45 years. In 1966 Smoke began working at Southern States and became a manager at the Shawsville location in 1976. In 1977 Smoke brought in bulk fertilizer to the company. Smoke has been known for being a talented trapshooter. In 1989 he was recognized as the top shooter at The York County Trapshooting League Championship.

Our Operations Team

Mark Holloway


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Mark worked in the grain trading industry and helped producers manage and market their crops prior to joining The Mill team. He earned his Ag Systems Technology Degree and Ag Business Minor from Iowa State University.

Joe Hushon


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Joe has been with The Mill since 2008.

He began working at The Mill of Black Horse as part of the dock crew. He then took on tasks involving GPS management, blending fertilizer and building a liquid automation facility. Joe has been managing the sprayer fleet since 2015. In 2019, Joe became one of the co-leads on The Mill's Decision Ag Solutions Program.  He enjoys spending time with his wife and their son, who was born on Thanksgiving Day 2016.

Dorcus Taylor-Mcguigan

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The Mill offers various education opportunities for our customers both in-person and online. We have experts on hand to help you with questions. Visit The Mill's YouTube channel for Ben's crop report on RFD TV and other informative videos. Connect with us on Facebook.
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