Temple Rhodes

Centreville, MD


Dryland/Irrigated Corn


Dryland/Irrigated Soybeans


Dryland Sorghum




Cover Crops

About Temple Rhodes

Temple Rhodes is a 7th generation farmer on Maryland’s Eastern Shore. Chestnut Manor Farms, located in Centreville, Maryland, includes a no-till farming operation of 3000-acres of soybeans, 1500-acres of corn, and 1500-acres of wheat. Although Temple is a generational farmer, his practices are anything but traditional. The heavy government restrictions, paired with the Chesapeake Watershed, set the backdrop for Temple's aptitude for innovation. The Fertilizer Institute recognized Temple in 2012 with the 4 R’s award for Agriculture Innovator of the Year during the Commodity Classic in Nashville, Tennessee. This became the “Tipping Point,” launching CMF into partnerships with agronomists, seed salesmen, and other farmers to advance the most aggressive regenerative farming practices available while increasing ROI. Temple has competed and won multiple years in Asgrow National Yield competition and continues to push the limits on his yields.

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