• James R. Baker James R. Baker

    A fifth-generation cattleman, Jim Baker has spent his adult life advancing the state’s cattle industry. From 1983 – 1995 he served on the Arkansas Livestock and Poultry Commission when the reproductive disease brucellosis was threatening the industry. He represented the […]

  • James Bibler James Bibler

    Under the leadership of James Bibler, Bibler Brothers Lumber Company grew to be one of the most progressive and successful operations of its kind in the United States. The family business was established in 1909 when James’ grandfather built a […]

  • Billie R. Nix Billie R. Nix

    The late Billie R. Nix bought the Ash Flat Livestock Auction in 1960 and until his death in 2010, worked tirelessly to improve the cattle industry in Arkansas. Nix was owner and president of the auction for more than 50 […]

  • Bruce Oakley Bruce Oakley

    Bruce Oakley built a business from a single dump truck from which he hauled lime fertilizer in 1968 to a diversified commodity trading, distribution and transportation company based in North Little Rock with $1.3 billion in sales in 2014. Oakley […]

  • John Ed Regenold John Ed Regenold

    John Ed Regenold began his career with the Armorel Planting Company in 1953. Under his leadership the company and its affiliates grew from 2,500 acres to more than 7,500. When an additional 2,500 acres the company rents and subleases is […]