Mike Omeg took an interest in farming and raising livestock from a very young age. He began in 4-H, where he learned about selective breeding and animal husbandry, and carried his interest through college, where he earned his master's degree in entomology from Oregon State University. 


He spent the next several years working for various soil and water conservation districts in Oregon, and led innovative system developments for pest forecasting, management and control. Mike became a wealth of agricultural education and experience before taking over Omeg Family Orchards in 2005.