Spotlight on Ron (Midmo) Baker

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Spotlight on Ron (Midmo) Baker

Postby Cecil » Fri Jun 01, 2012 7:58 pm

PERSONAL INFORMATION
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Name? Ron Baker
Age? 60
State/Province of residence? Missouri
Marital Status? Married
-- How many years (if married)? 2 years July 3 (10 years together before that)
-- Wife's name (if married)? Anna Marie
Children? 4 – 6 step
-- Boys/Girls? 6 boys 4 girls
-- Ages? 22-34
Grand Children? 10
-- Boys/Girls? 4-boys, 6 girls
-- Ages? 0-9
Great Grand Children? 0
-- Boys/Girls?
-- Ages?
Do you have any pets? 1Dog (Buttons) 1 cat (Boo)
-- Names, breeds, etc.
Bichon/Zhi-tsu mix (Buttons), American Longhair/Norwegian Forest mix (Boo)
Line of work? Work for the state. The Department of Natural Resources - Resource Management and Interpretation Program My work takes me to all part of the state where we have 85 Historic Sights and Parks.
Retired or working? Working
Degree's/Licenses/Certificates? BS in Education taught Indusial Arts (drafting, wood, leather, metal and crafts) 9 years full and part time.

TRACTOR RELATED QUESTIONS
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Tractors and models owned? 1947, 1948 cub, 50 VAC, 67 140 IH
-- Any other type of farm equipment? Two Blades, Disk harrow, plow, cultivator, 42”,59” mowers
-- Combines?
-- Trailers? 2 one 14’ and one single axel 8’
-- Hay balers?
-- etc...
Are your tractors used for show or working? All show, although I don’t really take them anywhere. The Case is the only one that I have repainted. The cubs are my toys. What some call work, I’m out enjoying my time.
How much Land do you work (Acres)?A garden 80’X60’and mow what is left of 4 lots.
What was your first tractor experience (does not have to be a Farmall or Cub)? One grandparent had a 9n ford the other had a C farmall. These are the first tractors I remember.
What is your Cub's primary work? Mowing
What is the favorite Cub of all which you have owned and why? 1947, the first one I bought.
What first sparked your interest in owning a Cub? I had a B farmall when I own a farm and was looking for another when I came across the 47. I like the size of the cub.
What task/use of your Cub provides the most enjoyable seat time? Mowing and driving around town.
Favorite thing you like about Cub's and Cadets? Their size
Describe your most satisfying or frustrating experience working on your own or someone else's Cub? My second cub had the motor locked up from water getting down the exhaust. It took about three weeks of going by and trying to rock it back and forth morning and night it finally started moving. Put it back together and has ran ever since.
Do you host or participate in Cub-Fests, Cubarama, Mini-CubFests? How so? Participated, Been to Doc-Fest two times, Kansas CubFest once and Cub Arama once, Had my first cubfest ) on May 19. Mid Missouri Show Me Cub Fest.
OTHER ENJOYABLE ACTIVITIES
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What other hobbies do you enjoy?
Do you hunt or fish? Haven’t either one since 1986
-- What is your favorite game? quail
What is your favorite Sport? Don’t have any really
Do you have a favorite Sports team? I don’t really follow any teams, do stay up on most but not one in particular.
Favorite Book? None
Favorite Movie? Some of Spaghetti Westerns
Favorite Actor/Actress? (Old)Clint Eastwood/Julia Roberts-(new) Mark Harmon/Pauley Perrette
Magazine(s) you subscribe to? Red Power, MO Conservation and Natural Resources (Magazines put out by the State of Missouri)
Favorite outdoor activity? Mowing and playing with Buttons
Do you maintain a garden? Yes
-- How large? 80’X60’
-- What vegetables to you grow? Most common for this area and some experimental that I have never grown
Do you maintain a personal orchard? No
-- Type of fruit grown?
What is your favorite Quote or saying? Never bet on a Missouri team (pro or collage) to win or lose or you will be the looser.

Do you have any immediate goals in your life? Well short term, would be to get my Shed organized and finish working on both cubs and the 140. Maybe if my wife has her way, remodel the upstairs. LOL

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Re: Spotlight on Ron (Midmo) Baker

Postby sdurnal » Tue Jun 12, 2012 6:11 am

Great Bio, Ron. Thanks for sharing. (I'll have to ask you about the VAC sometime)
Regards,
Stan

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Re: Spotlight on Ron (Midmo) Baker

Postby John(videodoc) » Tue Jun 12, 2012 10:22 am

Thanks for sharing Ron, good to know you.

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Re: Spotlight on Ron (Midmo) Baker

Postby Mike in Louisiana » Sat Jun 16, 2012 7:53 am

Thanks for sharing Ron.
1975 cub (LouAnn) serial # 245946, 1941 John Deere Model H

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Re: Spotlight on Ron (Midmo) Baker

Postby liquid plumber » Tue Jun 16, 2015 1:51 pm

Just a little note about MIDMO,this dude is a very kind and helpful person. I needed to get a single point fasthitch tiller for my cub to
Red Power in Sedalia MO last week and he was able to have it dropped of at a place where he picked it up and delivered it to the show for me. I offered him some cash for the help and he wanted no part of the money. what a great help.
I also enjoyed chatting with him at the farmall cub .com booth. hope you filled up the :thanx: map with lots of tacks!
LIQUID PLUMBER :thanx:

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Re: Spotlight on Ron (Midmo) Baker

Postby Stanton » Tue Jun 16, 2015 3:03 pm

liquid plumber wrote:Just a little note about MIDMO,this dude is a very kind and helpful person. I needed to get a single point fasthitch tiller for my cub to
Red Power in Sedalia MO last week and he was able to have it dropped of at a place where he picked it up and delivered it to the show for me. I offered him some cash for the help and he wanted no part of the money. what a great help.
I also enjoyed chatting with him at the farmall cub .com booth. hope you filled up the :thanx: map with lots of tacks!
LIQUID PLUMBER :thanx:


Great testimonial. Ron's a great example of what this forum is all about! :coffee:
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Re: Spotlight on Ron (Midmo) Baker

Postby liquid plumber » Thu Oct 08, 2015 7:29 pm

Missed ya at fredicksburg this fall. hope to see ya at Red Power next gear at Racine.
liquid plumber :)

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Re: Spotlight on Ron (Midmo) Baker

Postby randallc » Fri Oct 09, 2015 5:51 am

Yea, Ron's a great guy and best I remember his stuff is very organized and most interesting. The CubFest I came to I really enjoyed.
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