Kathy and Mike Bednarski have been married 10 years, and between them they have eight children - four sons and four daughters - and 18 grandchildren.
Mike grew up on the Buckey Valley Beef Farm, which has been in the family for two generations. He and Kathy are both former dairy farmers, a profession that requires respect for animals - milk production depends on "happy cows."
Mike has served as a supervisor for the town of Commonwealth, which is in Florence County in northern Wisconsin just south of the state line. He is an avid hunter, and he butchers his game meat himself.
Kathy works for the University of Wisconsin-Extension office in Florence, and she is a Master Gardener.