MGPA President and Calvert County grain farmer, Donnie Tennyson, was recently featured in the Delmarva Farmer for his newfound fame through the video-sharing website, YouTube. Donnie’s YouTube channel, entitled Farmer MD, features “farming and a little more in Southern Maryland”.
To date, Donnie has posted over 90 videos on his channel, received more than 1,500 subscribers and nearly 215,000 views. The Delmarva Farmer boasts that Donnie’s YouTube channel is a way to make agriculture in Maryland “sexy”, citing a video he posted Oct. 15 titled “Sexy Farmer.” But he is not just drawing in viewers from Maryland. Donnie has been tracking viewers from outside of the U.S., including Chile, Ukraine, and Bulgaria.
“What I think I do is not that exciting, but there are others out there that enjoy it and like watching it. I think that’s the biggest surprise,” Donnie said. “I’ve always been about education. I go to the schools. I take tractors. But it’s all about us getting our message out there. That’s what I have found with YouTube.”
Donnie included a trip to the MGPA Commodity Classic, spotlighting his presentation of the Dr. James Miller Award.