Ms. Puclik-Baker is a Springfield native and established a love for agriculture early on through her love of horses. Puclik-Baker obtained her Bachelor’s degree in agribusiness at Western Illinois University. Additionally, she was a member of the WIU equestrian show team and Sigma Alpha; a professional agriculture sorority.
Following her graduation from WIU, Puclik-Baker interned at the University of Arkansas animal science program in Fayetteville, Arkansas. According to Puclik-Baker; “My time in Arkansas was truly a wonderful experience and the lessons learned will guide me into the future.”
Additionally, Puclik-Baker is a 2017 graduate of the Leadership Springfield program through The Greater Springfield Chamber of Commerce. Puclik-Baker said, “I am truly thankful and excited for this opportunity. I am confident my agriculture education and non-agriculture background will assist me in connecting with producers and consumers.”
Katlyn lives on small acreage outside of Springfield with her husband, Kyle, three dogs, four cats and two horses.