Mike retired, November, 2013, after a 38 year career with the Kansas Farm Service Agency (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 Northwest Kansas District Director headquartered out of Goodland. While at FSA, Mike received the Administrator’s Award for Service to Agricultural and supervised delivery of hundreds of millions of dollars in federal farm program benefits, and farm ownership and operating loans to Kansas farmers. He worked as a commercial ag lender with farm credit before joining BigIron Realty in October, 2016.
Mike knows real estate, production agriculture, farm programs, ag finance, lenders, land owners, and farm operators all across Kansas.
At FSA, Mike’s district included these counties: Cheyenne, Rawlins, Decatur, Norton, Sherman, Thomas, Sheridan, Graham, Rooks, Wallace, Logan, Gove, Trego, Ellis, Russell, Greeley, Wichita, Lane and Ness. At farm credit Mike served farmers in Ellsworth, Reno, Stafford, McPherson, Rice and Harvey.
Mike serves on 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 of 45 years, have four children and seven grandchildren.