- Age: 55
- Interview Date: 7/28/2008
- Interviewer: Elizabeth Simmons, Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum
- Interview Length: 21 minutes Sit Down Interview, 35 minutes Walk and Talk Interview
- County: Kankakee
- Mike Latting was born in Harvey, Illinois in 1952 and grew up on his family's farm. Mike considers himself a rancher because he grows no crops or livestock for market, rather, Mike breeds horses and calves for rodeos and has been the principal proprietor the nationally sanctioned Pembroke Rodeo since 1976.