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Sam Garlow
, HBA President

Shawnee Milling Company, Senior Vice President

Vision Statement
Grow the practice of home baking.

Mission Statement
Promote home baking by providing tools and knowledge to perpetuate generations of home bakers.

Target Audience

Home Baking Educators

Family and consumer sciences teachers in middle and senior
high schools

Family and consumer sciences extension educators

After-school and community youth program educators

Education trade media

Anyone who teaches home baking

Long-Term
Marketing Objective

Increase the frequency of home baking.


Members of the HBA have recognized that there is strength in collaboration as we seek to accomplish the mission of HBA: Advocate for increased home baking by providing tools and knowledge to perpetuate generations of home bakers.  Our staff and membership work collectively to leverage our resources in a manner that no individual company is able to do.  By "teaching the teachers" and providing resources to a range of educators that include:

  • Anyone who teachers or fosters home baking skills
  • Family and consumer sciences teachers in middle and secondary schools
  • Family and consumer sciences extension educators
  • After-school and community youth program educators
  • Education trade media

We hope to further the practice of home baking.  The teaching of baking principles and skills promotes a wide range of STEM learning, can emphasize teamwork and family values, and equips young people with skills that can enrich their lives as they grow to practice home baking.

 Much of HBA's continuing success is due to our talented and dedicated staff.  Both Charlene Patton and Sharon Davis are highly trained Family and Consumer Science professionals with vast experience in education, foods and nutrition, and related businesses.  Their creative approach and industry experience allows great synergy for HBA members as the association annually reaches over a million educators who in turn reach tens of millions!   
  
 The past year of HBA activities have been highlighted by:

  • Fifty 5 Minute Baking Activities book
  • Spanish Translations of baking resources
  • Baking and Cooking with Friends in Out-of-School Programs Webinar
  • Bake for Family Fun Month
  • Homebaking.org
  • Monthly e-newlsetter to 24,000+ subscribers

National events and partnerships:

  • U.S. Botanic Gardens, Amber Waves of Grain; Washington, D.C.
  • National 4-H Congress
  • Boys and Girls Clubs/Portable Kitchen
  • Family, Career, Community Leaders of America (FCCLA)
  • National Extension Association of Family & Consumer Sciences
  • Wheat Foods Council
  • State Family and Consumer Sciences State Conferences

If you are an educator, we hope you will find the resources of the HBA to be valuable tools as you seek to develop skilled, resourceful, and intelligent men and women who can impact their families and their world in positive ways.  Certainly, the activities promoted in our HBA resources are complementary to the study of math, science, and communications, and leads students to master a set of specific skills that allow them to better understand and enjoy home baking and to pass the family and social benefits of home baking to their families and friends.

 If you are an author interested in home baking, please contact our staff to learn more about our Writers Guild and how you can both benefit from and contribute to the HBA Vision and Mission   

 If your company does business in the home baking category and would like to learn more about how the HBA can help your company maximize your home baking related business, please contact our staff, Charlene Patton and/or Sharon Davis.  They will be pleased to provide more information about HBA and its benefits to members as we seek to reach our long term objective "to increase the frequency and appreciation of home Baking."  Our strength is the collaboration of our members and we encourage you to join with us.

We look forward to a year of continued impact as we work together to grow the practice of home baking.  

Sam Garlow, HBA President
Shawnee Milling Company, Senior Vice President