BRTC Agriculture instructor and program director Tom Baker and his wife Becky are pleased to support the new BRTC agriculture program. In honor of the program, they are awarding an agriculture scholarship for Fall 2017.
Tom has been Director of the BRTC Pathways program since its inception at the college in 2005. He taught high school agriculture for 6 years before being elected to the Arkansas General Assembly as an Arkansas state representative. As a state representative for 20 years, Tom was a member and chairman of the House Agriculture and Economic Development Committee. He also served as a Board of Directors member for Farm Service and the Lawrence County Farm Bureau. He was also a farmer for 31 years.
Becky, a native of Craighead County, grew up in a family who farmed for generations and her father was an agriculture instructor and FFA sponsor. Today she is the managing partner of Box Family Farms. With a background in marketing, she has operated her own agency, Marketing @the Bend, for 19 years. She currently serves on the Randolph County Nursing Home board of directors.
Tom and Becky were ranchers for several years, raising alpacas, angora goats, pygmy goats, horses, and donkeys.
- Two $500 for Fall 2017
- Applicant’s intended major must be agriculture
- Complete scholarship application
- Varies each semester. Contact the Financial Aid Office for more information.