Mike Wurmnest is the ICMB director for District 8. He lives in Deer Creek with his wife Diane. They have three children and five grandchildren, who they hope will become future farmers.
Mike's career in farming began in 1968 when he was still a senior in high school. Mike received his Bachelor's degree in Agriculture at Illinois State University. His family operates a Centennial Farm that his grandfather started in 1900. He raises corn, soybeans and wheat on his farm. He also does custom farming, tiling, and backhoe work.