• Margaret P. Alexander Margaret P. Alexander

    Looking back on her 32-year-career, training women and young people to become leaders and seeing them become successful in their careers was Margaret Alexander’s greatest joy and contribution to agriculture. Alexander spent her career as a Cooperative Extension Service Home […]

  • Dr. Lanny Ashlock Dr. Lanny Ashlock

    Dr. Lanny Ashlock has been known as “Mr. Soybean” in Arkansas throughout his career as Extension Soybean Specialist with the University of Arkansas Division of Agriculture. For more than 20 years, soybean growers throughout the state looked to Ashlock because […]

  • Jack R. England Jack R. England

    In the 1950’s the poultry industry was in its infancy in Arkansas. One of the true pioneers who led to its development into one of the leading poultry producing states in the nation is Jack England. He entered the poultry […]

  • Mathew Post Mathew Post

    The name Post is synonymous with grape-growing and winemaking in Arkansas and across the United States. The six-generation farm family has been growing grapes and making wine in Altus since Mathew Post’s great-grandfather Jacob planted the first vineyard in 1872. […]

  • Leland Tollett Leland Tollett

    When Leland Tollett joined Tyson Foods, Inc. in 1959 the company was known as Tyson’s Feed and Hatchery, a small Northwest Arkansas broiler business, struggling to grow and process chickens for local consumption. Tollett began his career with the company […]

  • Donald “Buddy” Wray Donald “Buddy” Wray

    Buddy Wray’s career at Tyson Foods, Inc. began in 1961 as a service technician, serving as a liaison between the company and contract family farmers to ensure their flocks were healthy and growing well. He progressed into management at Tyson’s […]