Mike is originally from Lewis County where he was born and raised just outside of Ewing on a row crop, Pioneer Hi-Bred Seed business and Black Angus Cow/Calf operation.
He graduated from Highland High School in Ewing and then the University of Missouri with a double major in Ag Economics and General Ag. Mike interned with Boyd Harris (AgriLand Appraisal Group) out of Centralia, MO doing strictly farm appraisals and working up comparison sales.
Mike became certified general in 2007 and has been working in northern Missouri, West Central Illinois, and southeast Iowa since then. Mike specializes in farm appraisals but does do some commercial appraisals when requested. Mike and his wife (LeAnn) have owned and operated their business since 2005. They also run the Beck’s Hybrids Seed dealership in Laddonia. Mike runs the day to day operations of both the appraisal and seed business.
Elizabeth Orr started working at Sharpe Ag Services in September 2013. She received her Associate Degree at Moberly Area Community College in Mexico, MO and attended Community R-VI High School and grade school at St. Brendan School in Mexico, Missouri. Her position at Sharpe Ag Services entails accompanying staff on appraisal inspections, assisting with appraisals, seed sales, loading and unloading seed, helping deliver seed, running the forklift, keeping the shop and office clean, and any other tasks that need done. She keeps the place running and organized, and does an excellent job of that.