Mike retired, November, 2013, after a 38 year career with the Kansas Farm Service Agency (FSA). During his career with FSA, he served as County Executive Director in Lane County (Dighton, KS) for five years, followed by 15 years as County Executive Director in Sherman County (Goodland, KS), and 18 years as FSA’s Northwest Kansas District Director headquartered out of Goodland. While at FSA, Mike received the Administrator’s Award for Service to Agriculture and supervised delivery of millions of dollars in federal farm program benefits, and farm ownership and operating loans to Kansas farmers. He worked as Assistant VP Lending for American AgCredit in Hutchinson for two years, Nov. 2013 to Dec. 2015.
Mike knows real estate, production agriculture, farm programs, ag finance, lenders, land owners, and farm operators all across the Great Plains. Mike sells land across Kansas.
As FSA, Mike’s district included the following counties: Cheyenne, Rawlins, Decatur, Norton, Sherman, Thomas, Sheridan, Graham, Rooks, Wallace, Logan, Gove, Trego, Ellis, Russell, Greeley, Wichita, Lane, and Ness. At American AgCredit he served farmers in Ellsworth, Reno, Stafford, McPherson, Rice, and Harvey.
Mike serves as Chairman of the Hutchinson/Reno County Chamber of Commerce Ag Committee. He volunteers at the Kansas Jr. Livestock Show and other Kansas agriculture related events held at the Kansas State Fairgrounds in Hutchinson.
Mike and his wife have been married 46 years. They have four children and six grandchildren.