• Esther Hill Chapin Esther Hill Chapin

    Esther Hill Chapin had a vision for the future. In 1985, Chapin, who operated a highly successful Poinsett County row-crop operation with her husband, Sam, formed the Judd Hill Foundation to promote research, experimentation, education and conservation in agriculture. Upon […]

  • William ‘Bill’ Dorough William ‘Bill’ Dorough

    Bill Dorough has been promoting agriculture his whole life. Growing up, he was a junior livestock exhibitor at the Arkansas State Fair. Very successful in the show ring, he had the Grand Champion Jersey Bull four years in a row. […]

  • George H. Dunklin George H. Dunklin

    In 1990, an article in the Pine Bluff Commercial referred to George H. Dunklin as “dean of the cottonseed industry.” It’s an apt title for someone who unselfishly committed his life to the success and development of that industry. Dunklin, […]

  • Dr. C. Michael French Dr. C. Michael French

    As it pertains to agriculture, Dr. C. Michael French’s story is one of education and academic achievement. Currently the associate director for programs with the University of Arkansas Cooperative Extension Service, his contributions in Arkansas, as well as regionally and […]

  • Leland Stratton Leland Stratton

    In 1948, with no formal agriculture education and very little experience, Leland Stratton and a partner purchased a small seed plant in Stuttgart. Driven by the notion that rice farmers on the Grand Prairie had a need for high-quality seed, […]