Prentice grew up in Connecticut, but couldn't wait to head North! He graduated from Colby in 1995 with a degree in Biology. Before his last year at Colby, he did a farm apprenticeship in Maine. As they say, the rest is history! After Colby, he went directly into the trades, working as a carpenter and cabinetmaker, and also further pursuing his farming skills. He met his partner, Polly Shyka, working on a farm in 1995. Since then, they have slowly been building a farm business which, only since 2012 has provided their full family income. They live in Freedom, Maine on Village Farm, with their three young boys, a few cows, a bunch of chickens, several cats and a dog.