Ford Baldwin

Ford Baldwin

Baldwin is retired from the University of Arkansas Division of Agriculture and now operates a consulting business, Practical Weed Consultants, while also writing regularly for the Delta Farm Press. His 43 years of assistance to farmers (27 with the Cooperative Extension Service and 16 as a consultant) have resulted in improved weed control and environmental stewardship. While herbicide-resistant weeds continue to challenge famers, Baldwin is one of the country’s top experts on combating this problem. A native of Fayetteville, Baldwin has earned recognition from countless industry groups, including being named Progressive Farmer’s Man of the Year in Arkansas Agriculture in 1995, inducted into the Crop Professionals Hall of Fame in 1999 and earning the Friend of the Farmer Award from Riceland Foods in 2006. Baldwin earned bachelor’s and master’s degrees from the University of Arkansas, and a Ph.D from Oklahoma State University.