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The Mill’s Team


Our team is comprised of highly trained experts to help you. Get the results you desire in your fields. Each team member brings a unique perspective. To find out more about an individual member, select the bio listed below his picture.

If you would like to contact him specifically, a phone number is listed. There is also a form at the bottom of the page to submit electronically.

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David Boniface - 443-807-8286



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.

Chris Weaver - 410-984-2029


Chris has been with The Mill since 2010.

He received his Certificate of Agriculture from The University of Maryland. Chris served as a manager for one of Southern States’ stores. He enjoys helping on his family’s 400 acre farm, raising black angus cattle.

Tim Hushon - 443-617-4256



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. He is also The Mill’s Sustain Champion. Tim helps customers with products, technology and services. He enjoys playing recreational sports and adopting rescue dogs.

Ben Hushon - 443-807-8282



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.

Joe Hushon - 717-332-0454


Joe has been with The Mill for 9 years.

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. He and his wife recently welcomed their baby boy on Thanksgiving Day.

Mike Wiley - 717-819-7629


Mike started with The Mill in 2014

He served as a project manager for 15 years at several different local construction companies before coming to The Mill of Red Lion. Now working from the Black Horse location, Mike manages crop operations. He enjoys spending time at his home orchard and bee keeping.

Smoke Shaffer - 410-692-2200


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.

Dennis Berger - 410-688-7565



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 Shriver - 410-409-4017



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.

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