• Wayne Bennett Wayne Bennett

    Wayne Bennett was born in Lonoke County and has lived in Arkansas all of his life, except for his military service. As a United States Army Air Force pilot, Mr. Bennett served 18 months in the Pacific theatre during World War II and has continued […]

  • John R. “Johnnie” Holmes John R. “Johnnie” Holmes

    John R. “Johnnie” Holmes was a 4-H member as a youngster in the Rio Grand Valley north of El Paso, Texas He went on to graduate from Texas A&M with a B.S. degree in Agricultural Education. As a student, he worked at the […]

  • Lehman Fowler Lehman Fowler

    Lehman Fowler has devoted his career to agriculture, having spent nearly all of it in Arkansas. He is a graduate of the University of Arkansas. Mr. Fowler has managed farms of up to 20,000 acres in the heart of Arkansas’ rice country. He has […]

  • Mescal Johnston Mescal Johnston

    Mescal Johnston attended Arkansas Tech University and earned Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in Home Economics from the University of Arkansas. During the 30 years she served as food marketing specialist at the University of Arkansas Cooperative Extension Service, Mrs. Johnston became recognized for program leadership in […]

  • Dr. Paul Noland Dr. Paul Noland

    Dr. Paul Noland grew up on a farm near Chillicothe, Illinois. He was a 4-H and FFA member and received many awards for outstanding achievements. Dr. Noland attended Blackburn College in Chillicothe, in 1942-1943. He then served in the U.S. Army until 1946. He attended […]

  • Carmon R. “C. R.” Sawrie Carmon R. “C. R.” Sawrie

    Carmon R. “C. R.” Sawrie was born and reared on a farm in Greenbrier, Arkansas. He graduated from Greenbrier, then went on to earn B.S. and M.S. degrees from the University of Arkansas. He did further graduate work in Electrical Applications at Texas A&M University. […]