Raised on the family cattle ranch south of Buffalo, Wyoming, Mike Fraley became passionate about agriculture and the outdoors at a very young age. While growing up on the family ranch, Mike worked in many facets of the operation including farming and irrigation, commercial hay production and raising cattle. However, if he has any down time, Mike has always enjoyed fly fishing, hunting and exploring the mountainous region of northern Wyoming. Today, he enjoys sharing his heritage and love of the outdoors with his family.
Mike graduated from Texas Tech University in 1994, with an Interdisciplinary Agriculture degree. While going to college, Mike competed on the Collegiate Livestock Judging Team receiving many awards. Soon after graduation, the call of the Rocky Mountains brought Mike back to Wyoming with his wife Jana, daughter Hannah, and son Kade. He began as an agriculture Instructor in Meeteetse, Wyoming for four years. His entrepreneurial nature soon had Mike owning and running a commercial weed spraying and range management business. Returning to Buffalo in 1999 he bought a Farm Bureau Financial Services office. After a successful 10 years in the insurance business working with clients throughout the region, Mikes love of the land, his many positive relationships throughout the area and his ranching heritage caused him to turn his attention to the ranch brokerage business. It was a natural fit for Mike and he quickly established himself as one of the top ranch brokers in Wyoming. He speaks with authority about ranches and ranching because he continues to share in the management and ownership of the family ranch where they run commercial Angus cattle.