Michael Family Farms is a 4th generation family potato business, located in the Ohio Central Valley. Starting in the 1950s, Michael and Sons grew only round White varieties and sold them seasonally. The potato industry has changed a lot since then and so has the Michael Family. Michael Family Farms currently sells over 30 different types of potatoes all year-round. In the 2000s, knowing we needed to continue to innovate, we helped create a national marketing group named Fresh Solutions Network with seven other like-minded family growers. The Network allowed us to innovate new products and service both regional and national accounts with locally grown potatoes. After years of outside industry experience, both Kyle and Kathy (the 4th generation) were able to come back to their true passion, continuing to grow the family business.
Outside of growing, packing and shipping potatoes, we all enjoy spending time together as a family. We love water sports, snow skiing/boarding, cheering for the Buckeyes and traveling.
Todd received his BS in Agricultural Business and Vegetable Production from The Ohio State University. He is the recipient of several industry awards:
Todd served as the president of the National Potato Council and Ohio Potato Growers Association. He has also held leadership positions with the Potatoes USA Board, including Chairman of the Board and Domestic Marketing Committee Co-Chair.
Kyle received his BS in Agribusiness and Applied Economics and Agronomy from The Ohio State University. He is an alumnus of the Potato Industry Leadership Institute and is currently a Potatoes USA Board member serving on the Admin committee. Kyle started his own business while in college, growing it to be the premier innovative diesel performance hub in the area. His mechanical expertise and agronomy background is invaluable on the farm. Kyle is a co-owner and manages all growing operations.
In January 2020, Michael Family Farms was featured as “Grower of the Month” for Potato Grower Magazine.Read the Article