• Jack D. Carey Jack D. Carey

    Jack Carey has spent 35 years leading the boll weevil eradication effort in Arkansas. Now retired, Carey grew cotton, soybeans, rice and wheat in the Arkansas delta after moving to Desha County in 1971 from his native Louisiana. Carey became […]

  • Tommy H. Hillman Tommy H. Hillman

    Tommy Hillman has spent the past 50 years promoting and serving the rice industry. A rice, soybean and wheat farmer from Carlisle, Hillman served as chairman of the board of directors of Riceland Foods, Inc. from 1993 – 2001. He […]

  • Tommy B. Lewis Tommy B. Lewis

    For the past 55 years, Tommy Lewis has been known as one of the state‚Äôs leading cattlemen and owner/operator of the largest livestock market in Arkansas. Born in Shirley (Van Buren County), Lewis moved to Conway in 1944, following the […]

  • James C. Pledger James C. Pledger

    Jim Pledger has touched the lives of numerous Arkansas young people and adults through his tenure as President and General Manager of the Arkansas State Fair and Livestock Show Association. Pledger assumed this position in August of 1994 and was […]