The Baker Ag Story
In 1960, Ken Baker decided to supplement his dairy farm income by selling Pioneer seed. That began the Pioneer tradition.
Ken retired from selling seed and farming in 1983. His son, Keith, returned from Purdue and created Baker Ag Services, becoming a full-time Pioneer seed, information, and technology business in nearby LaPorte. Keith grew the company by focusing heavily on technology and service.
Keith’s sons, Jake and Tim, joined the agency in 2010 and 2012, respectively. Their addition to the team has enhanced growth and has allowed for further expansion of facilities and equipment to meet the needs of the changing industry. Today, Baker Ag is one of the largest and oldest seed agencies in the area, and is known for its skill in integrating new technology on local farms.
“People appreciate our product knowledge, commitment to service, and quick reactions to their needs,” says Keith. “We get a great sense of satisfaction out of seeing our customers succeed.”
Baker Ag supports local FFA and 4-H chapters, along with several community outreach programs. The agency has received the Pioneer Long Look award and Pioneer Pacesetters Club award, along with awards for agronomy service, customer support, and character.