Baylee Rose Drown was raised on her families' Holestien dairy farm in Michigan. She earned a Bachelors of Science from Michigan State Universities' College of Agriculture and Natural Resources in 2009.
Baylee picked up the organic farming bug in Vermont, where she worked at Green Mountain College's diversified farm from 2009-2013. During Baylee's time at Green Mountain she qualified the farm as Animal Welfare Approval and was active in the greater community by serving as a board member for the Stone Valley Food Coop. Baylee earned her Masters of Science in Sustainable Food Systems from Green Mountain College in 2014, as she was incorporating Upper Pond Farm as an LLC and turning the soil in Old Lyme for the first time.
Baylee loves feeding people and being really tired and dirty at the end of a workday. She also loves to teach, hike, fish, brew beer and cook.