Hometown: Mountain Home, Ark.
Parents: Josh and Laura Beth Baker
Siblings: Hadleigh and Harrison Baker
FFA Chapter: Mountain Home FFA
Advisor: Josh Baker
What is your involvement in agriculture?
“Growing up on a cattle and turkey farm, I have learned from an early age about the importance of the agricultural industry. My personal agricultural involvement includes raising market sheep and showing at livestock shows, developing agricultural science research projects that I present at a national level, and operating a produce business under the agricultural sales aspect of this industry.”
What is your favorite part of being involved in agriculture/living on a farm?
“My favorite part of being involved in agriculture is the agricultural science aspect of farming. I have a passion for research and experimentation. Living on a farm comes with countless resources for developing projects that solve major questions that arise in the agriculture industry.”
What are your future plans? Do they involve agriculture in some way?
“Although I am not set on a career for the future, I am interested in entering the field of pathology, pharmacology, or something related to the two. Although my career will not involve agriculture directly, I plan to use my knowledge on the sciences of agriculture to operate a farm of my own in the future.”
Awards: “In 2022 my twin sister (Hadleigh) and I were named Arkansas Soybean Scholars, with our project on comparing early soybean growth with the effects of turkey litter vs. commercial fertilizer. As a result, we were the winners of the Arkansas Soybean Science Challenge. As well as, division winners of the Arkansas Agriscience fair. In addition, I was on the state-winning agronomy team for career development events through FFA.”