A great program designed to REACH out to our farmers to help address resource concerns.


Who We Are

Beth Baker

Beth Baker

Beth is a project coordinator for REACH. She has been involved with numerous REACH projects since the program began as the Research Program Manager of the Water Quality Laboratory at Mississippi State University. The REACH program allows her to help producers make their operations more efficient and to showcase how successfully agriculture and conservation work together. She loves working with producers around the state and is really excited about how progressive water resource conservation is in Mississippi.








Joby Czarnecki

Joby Czarnecki

Joby is a research associate working with REACH. One of the tenets of the REACH program is putting the research behind the conservation endeavors of our producers. Joby is excited to be designing experiments which support the efforts to make production agriculture in Mississippi profitable with limited impacts to our natural systems.





Alex Littlejohn

Alex Littlejohn

Alex is the freshwater program manager for The Nature Conservancy. As part of the Conservancy's North American Freshwater Program, one of our strategies is to work directly with farmers to demonstrate the benefits of sustainable agriculture by implementing new practices and, more importantly, monitoring and sharing the results. The REACH program does just that, documenting and demonstrating the benefits and effectiveness of specific land-use practices that improve both natural resources and agriculture.



Dan Prevost

Dan Prevost

Dan is the watershed specialist for Delta F.A.R.M. based in Stoneville, MS. In the Mississippi Delta, REACH quantifies the many benefits of applied conservation practices. Not only does this support the conservation delivery efforts of Delta F.A.R.M., but it also provides data validating voluntary conservation efforts to a very broad audience.





Austin Omer

Austin Omer

Research Associate. My career interests include continuing research of innovative resource management practices, as well as refining existing technologies to help agricultural producers maintain a sustainable water supply. My personal interest involve fishing, hunting, boating, and off road cycling.






Caleb Aldridge

Caleb Aldridge

Research Associate. My interest are very broad, from core ecological studies and landscape studies to human dimensions of natural systems and nature writing. I am currently completing my Master of Biology in which I investigated how road-stream crossings influenced stream-associated salamanders. I plan to begin work on a Master of Landscape Architecture. It is my intent to combine my educational and research experience to develop better ecological design in agricultural settings and restoration of landscapes at the watershed level.



Alexandra Firth

Alexandra Firth

M.S. Student. My career interests involve working with large scale agriculture to promote sustainable systems. My personal interests include hiking, plants, organic gardening, cooking, my dogs and reading.








Contact Us


Beth Baker, Ph.D.
Director of REACH
Department of Wildlife, Fisheries, & Aquaculture
Office: 662.325.7491
Cell: 662.552.8781
Email: beth.baker@msstate.edu

Jared Harris
REACH Program Coordinator
FWRC-Department of Wildlife, Fisheries, & Aquaculture
Office: 601.403.8940
Email: jharris@cfr.msstate.edu