Owner of Baker Farms
Mt. Jackson, VA
Steve Baker is the owner of Baker Farms in Mt. Jackson, Virginia. Mr. Baker has been farming for over 35 years, since he got out of high school. He started with one pig and has successfully grown it to a small hog farm. Mr. Baker notes that “there are many regulations out there that are very burdensome” but in particular is worried about the proposed regulation of requiring a CDL for farm equipment and the Chesapeake TDML regulation that is affecting farmers in the region. In order to comply with the Chesapeake TDML, he had a to get a professionally developed nutrient plan that governs his manure management and he closely monitors and documents where and how each load of manure is spread on his fields.