• Dr. Lionel Barton Dr. Lionel Barton

    Throughout his career and following retirement, Dr. Lionel Barton has worked unceasingly to improve the lives of poultry farmers and address the needs of the poultry industry in Arkansas. He has a special ability to relate his scientific knowledge into […]

  • Abraham Carpenter Sr. Abraham Carpenter Sr.

    When one thinks of quality, locally grown produce in Arkansas, the name Carpenter generally comes to mind. Visitors to the Little Rock or Pine Bluff Farmer’s Market know the Carpenter family. Led by Abraham Carpenter Sr., they have been growing […]

  • Jon S. Fitch Jon S. Fitch

    Jon Fitch was a dedicated public servant who never let the men and women of agriculture leave his thoughts. He was elected to the state House of Representatives in 1979 at the age of 29, and served there for six […]

  • Stanley E. Reed Stanley E. Reed

    A third-generation cotton and soybean farmer from Marianna, Stanley Reed spent his life advocating for agriculture and rural Arkansas. He was passionate about the farm way of life and leading the industry through a time of technological change and advancement. Prior to […]

  • Howarth Erwin Taylor Howarth Erwin Taylor

    A prisoner of war following the Battle of the Bulge in Germany during World War II, Howarth Taylor began his career as a tenant farmer in Illinois, growing corn and soybeans. In 1950 he moved to Hickory Ridge in Cross […]