Paul Baker, Executive Director for the NYS Horticultural Society, Executive Director of Ag Affiliates, and Executive Secretary of the New York State Berry Growers, passed away from injuries he sustained from a car accident Wednesday afternoon near his home in Niagara County. We are all deeply saddened and shocked from his unexpected death. Paul had long career working within Agriculture and for the promotion of Agriculture.
He began his agricultural career working on his family farm, and eventually taking the responsibilities on of running it. When he sold the family farm, he continued to work tirelessly to promote and fight for all agricultural issues. Paul lobbied tirelessly in Albany and Washington for agricultural causes.
Paul was a man determined to do all he could to help agriculture remain a viable industry within New York State. He was a genuine person who cared deeply for others and always took the time to get to know them. He was a friend of the farmer as well as the farm worker. It will be extremely hard to find someone to fill Paul’s shoes.
All our thoughts and best wishes are with his many friends and family.