• Richard “Dick” Bransford Richard “Dick” Bransford

    Richard “Dick” Bransford was born and raised in Lonoke, Arkansas. Mr. Bransford and his son, Rick, have farmed 3,000 acres, growing cotton, rice, wheat and soybeans. Mr. Bransford earned a degree in Agriculture from the University of Arkansas in 1951 […]

  • Thomas E. “Ted” Darragh Thomas E. “Ted” Darragh

    Thomas E. “Ted” Darragh of Vilonia, Arkansas, has been directly involved in beef, dairy, poultry and swine production through Darragh Company since his discharge from the Army Air Corp as a pilot in 1945. As chairman of the board of […]

  • Mr. J. “Jay” Noal Lawhon Mr. J. “Jay” Noal Lawhon

    Mr. J. “Jay” Noal Lawhon was born in 1919 in Monarch, Arkansas, and was introduced to farming by his father at an  early age. Mr. Lawhon graduated from Catholic High School in 1938 and went to the University of Arkansas […]

  • Ned Ray Purtle Ned Ray Purtle

    Ned Ray Purtle was born in Prescott, Arkansas, and has been a lifelong resident of Southwest Arkansas. He attended Southern State University and graduated with a degree in Animal Science from Oklahoma State University. Mr. Purtle established and has operated […]

  • Roy Ritter Roy Ritter

    Roy Ritter was born in 1908 in the Wheeler Community in Washington County. He went to work selling surplus grapes from his family farm in Elm Springs and in 1939, he went to work for General Mills. Mr. Ritter owned […]