For the past 14 years, Mike and Lynn have lived and worked on their farm outside Stanford, KY. They’ve raised grass-fed beef and pastured poultry, pigs and sheep. They also established the largest all-natural asparagus operation in central Kentucky, supplying farmers markets and farm-to-table restaurants in the Lexington area.
In addition to farming, Mike worked for five years as a reporter and editor for the third oldest newspaper in Kentucky, a local weekly paper. He has reported on just about every aspect of rural life, from fiscal court meetings to elementary school awards ceremonies, from rural economic challenges to county government controversies. As a part of his community, he’s seen the highs and lows, the happy and sad. Each story has become a part of him and shaped his views and understanding of Kentucky.