Kristi and Mike Shirer are fifth generation family farmers in Calhoun County.
Mike was born and raised on the farm, but Kristi had no farm experience until she met Mike. Over the years, the Shirer family farm has included everything from hogs to thoroughbred horses to cotton and hay. Kristi and Mike hope to pass the farm on to their sons and grandchildren one day.
Farm Bureau has given the Shirers the opportunity to promote agriculture and ag education through the country, state and nation. They were the 2014 recipients of the SCFB Distinguished Service Award.