The Brownback Family

Meet your farmers

Mike Brownback

Co-Owner and 1st generation farmer here since 1978.  Current farm duties: general farm manager of composting and vermicompost operations, farm fertility systems, master seeding schedule, organic certification, tractor work, mentoring next generation farmers. In his spare time, Mike enjoys building projects using recycled old wood and working with stone.


Terra Brownback

Co-Owner and 1st generation farmer here since 1978.  Current farm duties include: mentoring the next generation of transplant grower, keeping track of the farm financials, and doing whatever it takes to keep the farm going. Terra loves gardening and plants of all sorts, especially flowers. Other interests include: herbal medicine and natural healing.


Will Brownback

Will Brownback and his wife Deirdre have 3 children: Khaya, Jonas, and Isla. Will was born and raised on the farm, has a degree in Mechanical Engineering, and returned to the farm in 2009. Current farm duties include: farm fields manager, wholesale organic produce sales, packinghouse labor management, field and greenhouse seeding, as well as soil health and fertility. In his free time, Will enjoys playing with his children, hiking, running, and reading.


Lucas Brownback

Lucas Brownback was born and raised on the farm and has been working at Spiral Path full-time since 2007.  Current farm duties include: CSA Manger, Farm Markets Manager, Transplant Greenhouse Grower, and the farm's PR for the newsletters, website, and social media. Lucas is married to Genna Brownback and has 3 step children: Aidan, Joslyn, and Addy. In his spare time, "Chef Lucado" likes to cook, kayak, and spend time with his wife and family.


Proudly transitioning from
1st generation farmers to the next…


“Here’s to the future of agriculture
and the health of the generations
beyond our children’s children.”