Max Schulman grew up on his family’s farm which he took over in 1986. Stor-Tötar Gård, is an old farm that combines arable land and forestry in South Western Finland that has been in the family for around 400 years. Before taking over the full responsibility of running the farm and having taken a degree in agricultural economics, he became a grain trader for the Finnish Grain Board. After that Schulman worked in the agricultural machinery sector from 2003 until 2008. He has been working in the Central Union of Agricultural Producers and Forest Owners (MTK) as the Advisor for cereals, oilseeds and protein crops since 2008. He is also Chairman of the Cereals Working Group in Copa Cogeca based in Brussels since 2013, a member of the EU Arable Crops Market Observatory and Chairman of the Civil Dialogue Group, Arable Crops since 2018.