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Master Farmer Greg Turner: See how he grew from one acre to thousands

Slideshow: The final entry of our four-part photo gallery series on the 2018 Mid-Atlantic Master Farmers’ farms.

John Vogel

August 20, 2018

10 Slides

MEET THE MASTER: Greg Turner, the man behind the wheel of Greg N. Turner Farms, sits in the cabin of his combine.

When Greg Turner struck out on his own in 1988, he was already teaming up quick learning with sweat equity. Since then, he has grown Gregory N. Turner Farms at Preston, Md., from a one-acre orchard to a 3,350-acre business. Key to this growth has been maximized machine efficiencies. See how he made it happen by clicking through these images.

Read more about how he sweated his way into farming, and make sure to watch the Gregory Turner video below. Check out videos of all four 2018 Master Farmers on YouTube, courtesy of Cooperative Extension and the Mid-Atlantic Master Farmers Association.

About the Author(s)

John Vogel

Editor, American Agriculturist

For more than 38 years, John Vogel has been a Farm Progress editor writing for farmers from the Dakota prairies to the Eastern shores. Since 1985, he's been the editor of American Agriculturist – successor of three other Northeast magazines.

Raised on a grain and beef farm, he double-majored in Animal Science and Ag Journalism at Iowa State. His passion for helping farmers and farm management skills led to his family farm's first 209-bushel corn yield average in 1989.

John's personal and professional missions are an integral part of American Agriculturist's mission: To anticipate and explore tomorrow's farming needs and encourage positive change to keep family, profit and pride in farming.

John co-founded Pennsylvania Farm Link, a non-profit dedicated to helping young farmers start farming. It was responsible for creating three innovative state-supported low-interest loan programs and two "Farms for the Future" conferences.

His publications have received countless awards, including the 2000 Folio "Gold Award" for editorial excellence, the 2001 and 2008 National Association of Ag Journalists' Mackiewicz Award, several American Agricultural Editors' "Oscars" plus many ag media awards from the New York State Agricultural Society.

Vogel is a three-time winner of the Northeast Farm Communicators' Farm Communicator of the Year award. He's a National 4-H Foundation Distinguished Alumni and an honorary member of Alpha Zeta, and board member of Christian Farmers Outreach.

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