Casey Hook, Second Generation Farmer Lake City, AR
Casey Hook didn’t expect to continue the family business, Hook Farms, but after learning the land with his dad he realized becoming a second generation farmer was the perfect fit for him.
While receiving a degree in agribusiness at Arkansas State University, Casey had the opportunity to apply the knowledge he was learning in class on the family farm in Lake City.
The success of this father-son duo is seen in the 2015 Grow for the Green Soybean Yield Contest. Casey and his dad were awarded the title of 1st and 2nd place winners for Northeast Delta region.
One major advantage of this career he loves is being able to enjoy his favorite activity in the winter: duck hunting. On the off season, you will find Casey and his dad attending educational seminars and meetings. He also receives guidance from long-standing producers in the local community.
“All the knowledge I can gain in the off season will help me out in my career path.”
He hopes to not only maintain sustainability, but continue to grow the business in the coming years. The work philosophy he follows is, “If you can do it today, don’t put it off until tomorrow.”
Click here to see how Casey and his dad performed in the 2015 Grow for the Green Soybean Yield Contest.