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About Baker Farms


The Baker Family has farmed cotton, soybeans, and pecans in Columbia since 1815.  In 1940, Daniel Baker, son of Edward and Geraldine Baker, started Baker Farms, the 12,800 acre farm that is still run as a family business, to this day.  In 1976, Daniel proudly passed the management of the 8,500 acres of cotton and 4,300 acres of soy beans, nestled between two ancient, shady pecan groves, to his son, Frank.  Most days, Frank Baker can still be found out in the fields, driving a tractor, and working alongside his sons, Frank Jr. and Eddie. Frank Jr. and Eddie are especially helpful when it comes to maintenance of the farm’s equipment.

JANE BAKER (1902-1980), “MAMA"

It was important to Jane Baker, known to all as "Mama," that the family and farm hands maintained the midday tradition of coming together, five days a week at 12 noon, to sit down and enjoy a country lunch, which is how it has been since the farm started in 1940. Jane knew that Baker Farms is a way of life, and that it is about farming the land and the people who live and work here.

"For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.” - Jeremiah 29:11


Together, Columbia cotton and soybeans have a production value of more than $1 billion, contributing a substantial amount of revenue to the state’s economy. That revenue is generated by the 783 cotton farms and 3,045 soybean farms, the largest of which is Baker Farms.

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