Mike is the Chairperson of the Franklin County SWCD. He moved to Franklin County in April 1977. He has been on the Board of Supervisors since 1988. He and his wife Ritla farm a 262 arce farm with 90 acres tillable in Whitewater Twp. They do no-till and conservation tillage on their HEL ground.
Mike and Rita have seven children, twenty grandchildren and one great-grandchild.