Mr. Baird is the Delta Region Co-Head of Farm Management and Due Diligence for Homestead Capital. He grew up on a cotton farm in Sunflower County, Mississippi. He graduated from Mississippi State University in 1993 with a degree in Agriculture Economics. He is an Accredited Farm Manager through the ASFMRA and was the Arkansas Chapter President in 2000. Mr. Baird manages a wide variety of crops including soybeans, rice, cotton, sorghum and corn. He was named Farm Manager of the Year by Syngenta, Ag Professional magazine, and the ASFMRA in 2006. Mr. Baird has expertise in land development and precision leveling.