U.S. Soy Farmer: Sustainability is Leaving the Ground Better than How I Found It

First generation farmer Cory Atkins says practicing no-till helps him to retain soil moisture, and topsoil and gives him improved soil structure and natural weed control, all while helping to improve his yields.

Cory Atkins

U.S. Soybean Farmer


First-generation farmer Cory Atkins and his wife Kate, a registered dietician, live near Seaford, Delaware. Cory grows soybeans, corn, wheat, barley, grain sorghum and vegetable crops like green beans, lima beans and pickling cucumbers. In addition, he has a seed dealership and does custom planting, spraying and harvesting. He serves as a director on his state and regional soybean boards, as well as the United Soybean Board.