Advisor Mike Dryden Joins The Land Group

Mike Dryden

SALISBURY, MD – SEPTEMBER 16, 2021 – The Land Group (TLG) has announced the addition of Advisor Mike Dryden to the team. Mike has an extensive background in agriculture and land conservation and will assist clients in Maryland and Virginia with their land brokerage needs.

“We are so pleased that Mike has decided to start a career in land brokerage, and I am extremely confident that he will be an integral part of The Land Group,” said Ben Alder, Principal of TLG. “Mike brings 15 years of state and federal agricultural program knowledge to the table. The framework of his experience in soil conservation will serve him well to help landowners through the land brokerage process. As a platform, a background in natural resources is the best experience for a land broker.”

Since 2013, Mike has led and aided in the restoration and protection of over 3,800 acres of wetlands through his role as the Restoration Specialist for the MD/DC chapter of The Nature Conservancy. Prior to that, he worked as the Public Drainage Coordinator for the Eastern Shore, and he began his career as a Soil Conservation Associate with the Maryland Department of Agriculture, where he focused on helping local farmers in Worcester County implement best management practices.

“I’m excited for the opportunity to work with such an established group of land professionals that not only prioritize conservation but also have a deep understanding of land,” said Mike.

An Eastern Shore native, Mike grew up in Somerset County on his parent’s produce, grain, and poultry farm. He is still an active participant in the family business, which produces tomatoes, watermelon, and cantaloupe. Mike resides on the Rewastico Creek in Hebron, MD with his wife Sarah and two daughters, Annie and Elizabeth. Mike is an avid outdoorsman and fisherman throughout the Chesapeake Bay and specifically along the tributaries of the lower Eastern Shore.

To learn more about The Land Group, visit or call 410-934-3478.


The Land Group provides land brokerage and consulting services throughout the Mid-Atlantic region. The “We Sell Dirt” group represents the largest portfolio of land available to purchase in Maryland, Delaware, Virginia, West Virginia, and Pennsylvania, totaling over 40,000 acres. Since 2015, The Land Group has completed transactions on over 46,000 acres of land and $203M in gross sales. Headquartered in Salisbury, MD, the land brokerage and consulting firm is comprised of ten advisors throughout the Chesapeake Bay region.



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