non-gmo farm

Maynard Miller

Owner and Farm Manager

Maynard bought Sunrise Farms in 2003 looking for a way to provide employment for his family. With a background in farming, this venture seemed to be a logical step in pursuing the dream of a family operated business. Maynard has always valued hard work, customer service, and quality products. The growth of the feed mill and meat store demonstrate his commitment to these values. Maynard enjoys working with the livestock, managing the farming operation, and bringing greater efficiency to the milling process. He is happy to be working closely on the family farm with several of his sons and a son-in-law. In a spare moment from farm work, Maynard is likely to be spending time with his grandchildren.

“Sunrise Farms was built on the values of strong work ethic, a love for being close to nature and a desire to serve our community.”

– Maynard Miller

Management

Anthony Miller

Anthony Miller

General Farm Manager

Anthony, one of Maynard’s sons, has worked on the farm since its purchase in 2003. Beginning with managing the feed mill, he has lately been taking on the general management of the farm. Anthony works with local farms and grain suppliers to secure quality non-GMO grains and natural feed mixes. He also oversees general bookkeeping in the office. When free from farm responsibility, Anthony spends time with his wife and two children and volunteers with his church and the local fire department.

Jeffrey Miller

Jeffrey Miller

Feed Mill Production and Feed Delivery

Jeffrey, another of Maynard’s sons, coordinates the feed deliveries and manages feed mill production. He communicates regularly with our customers to schedule feed deliveries and also helps in the office. Jeffrey enjoys a relaxing evening after work and spending time with friends.

Jonathan Miller

Jonathan Miller

Meat Store Manager

Jonathan, the oldest of Maynard’s sons, lives on site with his family and six children. He manages sales and inventory for the farm meat store which he works in during the evenings and on weekends when he is free from teaching at a private Christian school. Jonathan loves birding and making music with others.

Office Staff

Rolanda Miller

Rolanda Miller

Office

Rolanda will likely answer your phone call if you call our farm office. She is quick to accommodate our customers with her friendly personality. Rolanda also uses her creativity to arrange décor in the store and to keep up the flower beds. She likes to practice her violin and care for her nieces and nephews in her spare time.

Sarah Hostetler

Sarah Hostetler

Office

Sarah works part-time as secretary. Her efficiency and attention to detail is valuable to the success of the operation. When not working at the farm, she loves to spend time with her two children, Harvey and Katie.

Farm

Dennis Miller

Dennis Miller

Livestock and Farm

Dennis cares for most of the livestock on the farm and oversees pasture rotation and hay making. While he has a knack for working with animals and operating machinery, Dennis also designs and builds needed pieces of equipment for the farm. He gives care and thought to his work. When not on the farm, Dennis volunteers at his church and at the local fire department.

Arlen Miller

Arlen Miller

Mowing and Lawn Care

Arlen, another of Maynard’s sons, lives on site, and keeps the grass mowed around the family farm buildings as a side job. In addition, he is full-time manager of Miller’s Small Engine located several miles south of Stuarts Draft. Arlen loves to grill and spend time with his wife and four boys.

Feed Mill

Irvin Miller

Irvin Miller

Feed Mill

Irvin, Maynard’s father, sweeps and cleans the feed mill daily. Thanks to his work, our mill is one of the cleanest around. At 87 years-old, Irvin is grateful to be physically active even stacking a few bags of feed occasionally. He takes his responsibility seriously with the self-proclaimed title of “Beautifying Engineer.”

Allen Monk

Allen Monk

Feed Mill

Allen oversees the daily operations of the feed mill--mixing, grinding, bagging and unloading and receiving grain. In addition, he is responsible for general mill maintenance. Allen brings a cheerful disposition and a willingness to go beyond what is expected. Allen enjoys a good cookout with friends and family.

Merle Miller

Merle Miller

Feed Mill

Merle grinds and mixes feed, operates the bagger, and loads feed for customers. He works hard for customer satisfaction and is quick to strike up a conversation with anyone. Merle helps to keep the mill organized and clean. Merle is also involved in his local church.

Howard Hershberger

Howard Hershberger

Feed Mill

With a background of farming experience, Howard brings a general knowledge of animals and feeds to his work in the feed mill. Grinding and mixing feed, bagging, or loading feed for customers, Howard’s work ethic makes him a great asset to the team. When Howard is not in the mill, you might find him volunteering at the local fire department.

Caleb Miller

Caleb Miller

Bagged Feed Delivery

Caleb spends most of his day loading the delivery truck with bagged feed and delivering to feed dealers and other drop sites all across central Virginia. He approaches his work with care. Caleb enjoys hunting and traveling to visit friends and family.

Jonathan Troyer

Jonathan Troyer

Bulk Feed Delivery

Jonathan delivers bulk feed throughout the central Virginia region. A careful driver, he will be sure your feed arrives safely. When not in the truck, Jonathan helps Dennis care for the livestock putting to good use his experience growing up on a dairy farm. Married to Maynard’s daughter Andrea, he loves to spend time with his two boys as well as tend to his fish ponds at Barterbrook Trout.

Poultry Processing

Suzanna Burkholder

Suzanna Burkholder

Poultry Processing

Suzanna, Heidi and Ingrid’s older sister, processes chicken and turkey as well. With attention to detail, she takes care to package chicken and turkey for maximum freezer storage time. Suzanna enjoys hiking, writing, playing violin, or singing with her family.

Heidi Burkholder

Heidi Burkholder

Poultry Processing

Heidi helps process chicken throughout the summer months and turkey at Thanksgiving. In addition, she raises the chicken and turkey and gathers the eggs. Heidi loves animals and the opportunity to work on the farm. Heidi also enjoys playing banjo and fishing with her Dad.

Ingrid Burkholder

Ingrid Burkholder

Poultry Processing

Ingrid, the youngest of the Burkholder sisters, also helps with processing poultry. She is a cheerful and enthusiastic worker. Ingrid enjoys the outdoors, horseback riding, playing mandolin, and crocheting.

Dan Chupp

Dan Chupp

Poultry Processing

Dan sees after the janitorial work in the office, store, and feed mill. In addition, he carefully grades the eggs and helps with processing chicken and turkey. Although retired for a number of years, Dan works carefully and efficiently. He always has time, however, to stop for a friendly chat.

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