Steve Brunson, II, AFM
Steve grew up on a West Tennessee row crop and cattle farm. After graduating from Mississippi State University with a Master of Agriculture degree, B.S. in Agriculture Economics and Business Administration, he went to work for the National Cotton Council before beginning his career as a professional farm manager with Farmers National Company in 1987 and earning the designation of Accredited Farm Manager (AFM) from the American Society of Farm Managers & Rural Appraisers. In 2001, Steve and his partner George, founded Land Management Group, LLC. Steve also has owned his own farm in Sunflower County, MS since 1996, which gives him the personal insight to help his clients in the management of their farms. In addition to providing professional farm management since 1987, Steve has extensive experience in land development and agricultural loans. He is a licensed real estate broker in Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi and Tennessee. In his personal time, Steve enjoys deep sea fishing, snow skiing and spending time with his two sons. He is a member of Saint Andrew's Episcopal Church in Collierville.
George E. Baird, IV, AFM
George grew up on a cotton farm in Sunflower County, Mississippi with dreams of eventually becoming a farmer like his father and grandfather. His course changed and he graduated with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Agriculture Economics from Mississippi State University in 1993. After graduation, George worked for Farmers National Company in Memphis, Tennessee for four years before co-founding Land Management Group, LLC, with partner Steve Brunson in 2001. Holding real estate licenses in Arkansas and Tennessee, George has represented land owners in the management of their land, as well as in the buying and selling of farmland. His wide range of clientele includes everyone from sole farm owners to large investment companies. A member of the Million Dollar Sales Club since 2002, George's proudest professional accomplishment was achieved in 2006 when he was selected Farm Manager of the Year by Syngenta, Ag Professional magazine and ASFMRA. When he is not working, George enjoys fly fishing, hunting and travel. He, his wife Cari, and two sons are active members of Christ United Methodist Church in Memphis.
Daniel was born in Memphis, TN and raised in Collierville, TN. After graduating in 2015 from Mississippi State University with a Bachelor of Science in Agribusiness, Daniel decided to further his education by pursuing a Master of Science degree in Agricultural Economics from Mississippi State University as well. He graduated in 2017 with his M.S. after completing research on the economics of conservation practices in the Mississippi Delta. After graduation, Daniel started with Baird and Brunson as an intern and was offered a full-time position in early 2018. Daniel is currently working towards his ASFMRA Accredited Farm Manager designation. He is a licensed real estate agent in Tennessee. In his spare time, he enjoys the outdoors, all sports, and travel.
Born in Reno, Nevada, but raised in Houston and the New Orleans area, Ardith Morrison Morgan graduated in 1988 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in journalism from the University of Mississippi and in 1990 received an Associate's degree in Paralegal Studies from Memphis State University. During her early professional years Ardith was a paralegal and office manager for the law firm of Rickey, Bourland, Heflin & Alvarez in Memphis, Tennessee. After a move to North Carolina she served as a customer service representative for Manpower, Inc. before switching to the career of full-time mother. After a nine year hiatus, Ardith eased back into employment as a sales associate for Talbots before joining Land Management Group, LLC in 2007. Ardith has called Collierville, Tennessee home since 2000 and enjoys reading, cooking, travel and her various volunteer positions. Ardith, her husband and two children are active parishioners at Faith Lutheran Church in Collierville.