• Stewart E. Jessup Stewart E. Jessup

    Stewart E. Jessup, of Stuttgart is a lifelong grain farmer who directed Riceland Foods, Inc. during some of the cooperative’s strongest years of growth and development. From 1985-1993, Jessup served as chairman of Riceland’s board of directors until his retirement. […]

  • John A. McKnight, Jr. John A. McKnight, Jr.

    John A. McKnight, Jr., of Searcy, made his name in the beef cattle industry. For more than 30 years he was a premierHerefordbreeder. He is owner-operator of River Oaks Farm where he has produced top-quality Polled Hereford, Braford and Gelbvieh […]

  • S.D. Mitchell S.D. Mitchell

    The late S. D. Mitchell, was raised in Logan county and gave his life to agricultural education and the Arkansas poultry industry. Mitchell taught vocational agriculture classes at Strawberry,ClintonandConwayhigh schools before returning to theUniversityofArkansasto obtain his master’s degree. From 1935-1943, […]

  • Betty Oliver Betty Oliver

    Betty Oliver, of North Little Rock has given her life to serving Arkansas agriculture through a 45-year career with theUniversity ofArkansas Cooperative Extension Service. During her distinguished career Oliver received numerous awards including: The National Association of Extension Home Economists […]