After retiring from the Army, Captain Michael Trost began his civilian life building a farm in Maryville, Tennessee with the love of his life and hero, his wife, Stephanie. While caring for their horses and other livestock, Trost developed a passion for farming and began working to transform his small farm into a micro farm to produce vegetables, fruits, eggs, and more. During this time he also complete his Brewing Science Certificate and then asked for a wish.

Hearing Trost’s story and inspired by his strength, resilience, and drive, he was granted his wish of a backhoe to support his journey as a commercial hops farmer.

Trost and his wife shared the impact of A Warrior’s Wish®….