About Meherrin Fertilizer


Meherrin Fertilizer:
from small roots to a big future

In 1999, Meherrin Fertilizer was formed around a kitchen table because we saw the opportunity to supply farmers along the eastern United States with the fertilizer materials they needed to keep feeding America.

With a mix of good timing, hard work and dedicated but mighty team, Meherrin Fertilizer now operates out of 22 terminals along the East Coast and Mississippi River, utilizing fertilizer material and transporting it by truck, rail barge, and vessel around the country. Meherrin Fertilizer is a faith-based company that invests deeply in its employees and community.

We’re committed to supporting the future generation of farmers.


We feed the crops that feed the world.


At Meherrin Fertilizer, we’re big enough to serve and small enough to care

Here are the key values that our company holds that help us in how we lead and serve.


Doing what we say we will do, and taking personal responsibility for our actions.


Strong work ethic committed to the success of our business.


Implementing new ways, that contribute to the success of our company, employees and customers.


Working together as a team as we pursue our common mission and vision.


Mike Carroll, Meherrin Fertilizer
Mike Carroll


Mike Carroll, president, was involved in the formation of Meherrin Fertilizer in 1999. An avid industry leader for more than 44 years, Mike loves the complex fertilizer industry and seeing the company grow. He holds a degree in agriculture from North Carolina State University. He has four children and four grandchildren and resides in Smithfield, NC. When he is not working, he enjoys traveling and golf.

Cheryl Campbell

Director of Purchasing

Cheryl Campbell oversees the purchases of MFI’s dry materials both domestic and imports. Before joining MFI in 2004, Cheryl served as a Sales engineer with IBM and as a National Account Manager with Siemens. She holds a BA in Business Administration and a BA in Economics from North Carolina State University. Cheryl is the proud mother of three children and three wonderful grandsons. She resides in Smithfield, NC where she enjoys serving the community in the Rotary, gardening, and travel.

Andrew Carroll

Regional Territory Manager, North Carolina

Andrew Carroll, sales, has been with MFI since 2014 when he followed in his father’s footsteps and joined the team. He has a degree in Ag Business Management from NC State and grew up in the fertilizer industry. He enjoys the logistics side of the business and making sure that customers receive their shipments when they need it. He resides in Smithfield, NC with his wife and twin daughters. When not working, he enjoys spending time with his family, and playing golf and pickleball.

Joe Walton Meherrin Fertilizer
Joseph Walton

Regional Territory Manager, Virgina, North Carolina

Joseph W. Walton is an agronomist and Certified Crop Advisor. He has worked for Meherrin Fertilizer for 14 years. He attended college and earned a degree in agronomy from Ferrum College in 1985. He then began working for Brunswick and Mecklenburg counties as a Tobacco Specialist before working at Rainbow Fertilizer and Philip Morris, and joining Meherrin. Joe has 37 years of experience working with farmers and fertilizer dealers in the Mid-Atlantic and Southeast. Joe resides in Brunswick County, VA with his two daughters.

Rick Wilson
Rick Wilson

Regional Territory Manager, Georgia, South Carolina, North Carolina

Rick Wilson graduated from Clemson University with a BS in Fruit and Vegetable Horticulture and then began his career in the fertilizer industry with IMC Rainbow in 1988. He joined the MFI Team in 2011 as a territory manager for South Carolina and Georgia. Rick and his wife Rhoda have four children and reside in Georgetown, SC, where they enjoy boating and fishing.

Donna Barksdale


Donna Barksdale, controller, joined MFI in 1999 the year the company was founded. She graduated from Christopher Newport University with a BA in Business and is a licensed CPA in both North Carolina and Virginia. Donna is the proud mother of three sons and the ecstatic grandmother of one grandson and two granddaughters. She is an avid tennis player who enjoys spending time with family and friends at the beach!