Mike Broihier is a farmer and educator, former small-town newspaper editor and a former Marine officer. He led Marines and sailors in wartime and peace, ashore and afloat, for over 20-years. In 2005, Mike retired from the Marine Corps. He and his wife, Lynn, also a retired Marine officer, bought a 75-acre farm in Lincoln County.
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.
Mike worked for five years as a reporter and editor for the third oldest newspaper in Kentucky. 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. He’s seen the high’s and low’s; each story has become a part of him and shaped his views and understanding of Kentucky.
Mike fills in in as a substitute teacher in the Lincoln County school system during winter. He knows the difficulties our Kentucky teachers and educators face every day, not only in the classroom, but with their pensions under attack by Republicans in Frankfort.
Mike’s deep appreciation, understanding and respect for the struggles working families and rural communities endure every day in Kentucky is only possible from having lived it, from being a part of it for years.
Mike at "Chicken Bristle" Farm