Sisk family finds flexibility key to success

By Toni W. Riley

When Joseph Sisk was a student at Christian County High School and at the University of Kentucky he never thought he would have a career in production agriculture as a full-time farmer. However, his wife Lisa, whom he dated in high school and college, knew different.
“I could just see it coming” she said smiling.The Sisk family smiles for a photo on their farm.
Joseph, the 2014 Christian County Farmer of the Year, and Lisa have been able to successfully balance her career as a school psychologist with his in a large-scale farming operation, where he raises corn, wheat, soybeans and canola, along with three active children.The Sisk family smiles for a photo on their farm.
Joseph’s road to a full-time farmer didn’t come immediately. It came when he started studying ag biotechnology at the University of Kentucky. He graduated with a degree in animal science and thought he might go into some field of animal health.
The couple moved to Hopkinsville in 1996 where Joseph began working at Security Seed and Lisa began graduate work in school psychology. They were married in 1997. Continue reading