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Meet Drew Baker

Today we’d like to introduce you to Drew Baker. 

Hi Drew, so excited to have you on the platform. So, before we get into questions about your work-life, maybe you can bring our readers up to speed on your story and how you got to where you are today?
I actually started doing foam dart gun reviews for YouTube, found that wasn’t working relatively quickly. One day I decided to film some planting action on our family farm, about an hour east of Columbus; video blew up compared to my others. Luckily, I’ve been involved in agriculture my whole life, and decided to pursue the views on YouTube, Facebook, and Instagram, and possibly connect with those who aren’t active in the ag world 

Would you say it’s been a smooth road, and if not, what are some of the biggest challenges you’ve faced along the way?
Relatively speaking haha. Biggest challenge was figuring out how to find what people liked to click on, and I’m still struggling with that. Another challenge is just finding more and more farms to talk to and eventually record video of, which brings gas and working into the question. I think I just about have it all figured out now 

Appreciate you sharing that. What else should we know about what you do?
Well, I currently work as a farmhand and have for the past 4 years now. I live down in southwestern Ohio, so I can’t always make it to the family farm operation. I was actually offered a job at one of the farms I filmed YouTube videos at and have worked there ever since. Funny thing is I’m probably the only farm kid in my school full of people who live in massive subdivisions, and here I am, playing in the dirt and getting paid to do it! 

We’d love to hear about what you think about risk-taking?
Biggest risk I take is going up to random farmers and asking, “Hey can I get some video for YouTube?” Most of the time, it’s a little scary, but once they get to know that I’m not trying to “expose” or shut them down or anything, they are all for it, especially when the drone goes up. Risk-taking is a major part of farming. Something could always go south- and fast. My view is that you just have to accept those risks and really determine if it’s worth it or not. Think before you do, or as I say sometimes, think it, then send it. Just don’t break anything! 

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