Tera Baker, Three Oaks, Michigan, is the 2018 Robert H. Rumler Scholarship winner. Tera is currently enrolled in the MBA Program at Central Michigan University in Mount Pleasant, Michigan with an anticipated March 2020 graduation date.
“I am very thankful to receive the Robert H. Rumler scholarship to aid in funding my MBA education. This kind of support from the Holstein industry is what continues to drive my passion towards expanding my knowledge base so that I may help to lead and innovate the modern dairy world,” Tera Baker says.
Raised on her family’s farm in Michigan, Baker began developing her strong work ethic and interest in the dairy industry. She is a 2012 Michigan State University graduate, where she majored in agribusiness management.
Baker has worked for Topcon Agriculture Americas for five years and is currently the sales manager for livestock products. In her role, she is responsible for driving sales of precision technology in animal weighing and feeding primarily to dairy and beef farms. Baker travels the world managing 12 international accounts in countries in North and South America, Africa, Australia and Middle East.
Baker was recently recognized as the 2018 Michigan Holstein Association’s Outstanding Young Breeder. She is a Class 10 graduate of the Holstein Foundation’s Young Dairy Leaders Institute. In 2012, Baker was honored as a Holstein Association USA National Distinguished Junior Member.
The $3,000 scholarship was established in 1984 by Holstein Association USA, Inc. to encourage deserving and qualified individuals with a bachelor’s degree in dairy production to obtain a master’s degree in business administration.
This scholarship program honors former Executive Secretary Robert H. Rumler. He led the Association for 25 years and believed U.S. agribusiness needs and deserves the best trained, most highly qualified leaders the nation’s educational system and practical experience can provide.
Tera Baker received recognition for the Robert H. Rumler Scholarship at the National Holstein Convention, held in Acme, Michigan.
Source: Holstein USA