Kathy Micheel lives south of Cavour with her husband Matt and their two children, Kaitlyn and Tucker. 

She graduated from Dakota State University with degrees in Business Management, Computer Information Systems, and Application Programming. She is a Crop Adjuster for Zurich NA/RCIS, the owner of I Lead Promotions, LLC, a Health and Life Coach/Personal Assistant for all ages and communities, and the Technology and Marketing Advisor for the Western Junior Livestock Show.

Matt and Kathy farm and ranch with her husband’s family on the Micheel family homestead. Together they raise corn and soybeans and operate a cow/calf and backgrounding program.

Matt and Kathy are Beadle County 4-H Alumni and Leaders and their children are active in 4-H. As a family they have added cattle seed stock to their livestock herd and a club calf business, Boot Creek Farms Show Cattle, to raise and sell better genetics to implement into the cattle industry. Their goal is to encourage youth responsibility and help other family farms and ranches continue to expand for generations to come.

Kathy is also a member of the Beadle County Genealogy Group. She believes you need to know your past to be able to focus on the present and plan for the future.

Her favorite quote is “Live as if you were to die tomorrow. Learn as if you were to live forever.” ― Mahatma Gandhi

She has been a BASEC board member since 2020 and is currently serving on the BASEC Marketing Committee she would like to help our rural communities grow and thrive; whether that is helping the farmers and ranchers expand their current operation or assisting with new or current businesses in an urban or a rural setting.