• Col. T.H. Barton Col. T.H. Barton

    Col. T.H. Barton  was never a farmer. He never owned a herd of livestock, but he oiled the wheels of progress for the livestock industry in Arkansas as the influential president of the Arkansas Livestock Show Association. In his youth, Col. Barton […]

  • Harry Belk Sr. Harry Belk Sr.

    Harry Belk Sr. was from Walnut Ridge in Lawrence County. It’s said that late in his life, representatives of the then-Soil Conservation Service visited with Mr. Belk about the irrigation methods he’d used to turn pure 1920 swamp land into a flourishing farm producing bumper […]

  • Gene George Gene George

    Gene George was a member of one of the “Pioneer Families” in Northwest Arkansas, and he was a pioneer in the modern poultry industry. There have not been many chairmen of the board in the poultry industry who could trace their history back to catching […]

  • Dan T. Gray Dan T. Gray

    Dan T. Gray  was named Dean of the College of Agriculture at the University of Arkansas in 1924. He also became director of the U of A Agriculture Experiment Station and held both posts until 1939. Mr. Gray received his education in his home […]

  • Hazel Craig Jordan Hazel Craig Jordan

    Hazel Craig Jordan was a native of Strong in Union County and attended public school there, then went on to earn a B.S. degree in Home Economics at the University of Arkansas in 1934. She entered the then-Agricultural Extension Service on February 1, 1934, in […]

  • Lon Mann Lon Mann

    Lon Mann made great contributions to Arkansas’ cotton industry. Always an energetic worker, he has been a recognized leader since he returned from the military after World War II. He served as president of the Agricultural Council, president of the Arkansas-Missouri Ginners Association (now the Southern […]

  • Ernest Ritter Ernest Ritter

    Ernest Ritter was one of the founders of the town of Marked Tree and a man of rare vision and industry. Mr. Ritter was born in Iowa in 1887. Through the connection of an uncle who owned sawmills in Arkansas, he first came to […]