Hi, my name is mike noltnerwyss. I grew up in suburban middleton, wi. In high school I became interested in where food comes from and how to grow vegetables. I spent two seasons learning how to farm at Michael Fields Agricultural Institute. In 2005, I started farming on my parents land in the town of Middleton. I studied horticulture at UW Madison. When I graduated in 2008 Cassie and I had established a thriving vegetable farm and purchased land of our own. I love to move my body. I find great pleasure in fine motor skills. Spending time learning how to do things fast and effective is very motivating to me. Hand harvesting scallions or head lettuce is a favorite task of mine. Nowadays I spend a great deal of time operating tractors. I laugh a lot, usually at my own brain. I’m a confusing person, but I’ve learned over time that if I just laugh a lot most people follow along. During more serious times you will find me on a ping pong table or dancing to music. I try to remember to play more, despite my initial appearance, it keeps me younger. The technology that brings me up the most is called bluetooth. In 2021 I turned 40 years old. I feel most comfortable when I acknowledge myself as a post mid lifer.