Samuel Baker Elected to Ohoopee River Soil and Water Conservation District
Samuel Baker was recently elected to represent Montgomery County on the Ohoopee River Soil and Water Conservation District. Baker is a full-time farmer, where he row crops cotton, corn and peanuts and also has a cattle operation. He is retired from the USDA-Farm Service Agency, where he worked for over 30 years. In addition to farming, he also serves as the Pastor at Saint Matthew Missionary Baptist Church in Mount Vernon. Baker and his wife Yvette reside in Ailey and have one daughter and one granddaughter. He will serve the Conservation District for a four-year term. The Ohoopee River Soil and Water Conservation District is a unit of state government that manages and directs natural resource management programs in Emanuel, Montgomery, Toombs, Treutlen, and Wheeler Counties. The District works with farmers, landowners, homeowners, and with other units of government to educate and actively promote programs and practices that support the conservation, and use and development of soil, water, and related resources. More information can be found at www.gacd.us/ ohoopeeriver.