Employee Spotlight: Meet Mike

We’re shining our employee spotlight on Mike Pallas, Farm Manager of OHB’s Cooper Memorial Farm, who has been with us for nearly four decades!

Mike Pallas

OHB Strong

Tell us a bit about your work here at OHB. What’s a typical day like for you?

First, I have to make sure Kelly Armbrust does the chores and gets other duties as assigned completed 🙂 Then I make sure the livestock is cared for and make sure the farm and facilities are well maintained, but most importantly, I need to have jobs ready for the boys. I sincerely want them to be successful out in the “real world.” We stress that work ethic will help them in the future.

Of what are you most proud during your time at OHB?

Having former youth stop by and reminisce about days gone by and expressing that being at OHB was a positive influence in their lives

What is your favorite place on campus? Why?

The farm because I truly enjoy working outdoors

All about you…

What is your most treasured memory?

After 39 years at OHB, there are many…going to all the 4-H shows with the boys, taking boys skiing in Colorado, taking them camping in the Tetons, and working with some very dedicated and fun-loving employees.

Where did you grow up/where are you from?

Lawrence, NE – Population 350

What hobbies do you enjoy in your spare time?

Hunting and I plan on taking up fishing in a few months

If you could…

If you could acquire any super power, what would it be and how would you use it?

I don’t need any super powers. I have all I need. Just ask my wife.

If you had a year off with pay, what would you do?

Hang out with my grandsons. They are a hoot!

Tell us about…

Your favorite holiday


Your #1 guilty pleasure

Playing cards

Your perfect day

Sunny, 82 degrees, slight breeze and good friends  

This or That

Ice cream or snow cone?

Ice cream

Phone call or text?


Football or basketball?


Couch or recliner?

Most definitely recliner!

Work hard or play hard?


Want to work alongside Mike at OHB?

We have a number of rewarding career opportunities available. Check them out!