EagleSong Family Peony Farm
Michael (Mike) Williams is a 20 year U.S. Army veteran (MSG/USA/RET). Mike, his wife Paula and 4 children created EagleSong Peony Farm in 2010. According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture EagleSong is one of the most remote farms in the United States. It is located on Mt. Susitna 40 miles from the nearest road in the Alaska Bush. Realizing they were on the verge of losing their wilderness fishing lodge of 15 years due to invasion of (non-native) northern pike they turned to farming. They developed a business plan, walked in a bull dozer 47 miles over ice/snow covered wilderness, helicoptered in a tractor by sling load and by fall planted 5000 peony roots. Today they are one of the largest peony farms in Alaska with processing facilities located at Anchorage International Airport shipping peonies all over the U.S. and Canada. Mike is also a logsmith, commercial wood carver and spent a number of years working in the oil industry on the arctic coast of Alaska. In 2014 Mike’s family was named Alaska’s Farm Family of the Year. The Williams family serves/served on a number agricultural and non-profit community based boards including the Alaska Farmland Trust and Alaska Farm Bureau.