Dr. Connell J. Brown was reared on a general livestock farm near Valley Springs, where he graduated high school in 1940. Dr. Brown served with the U.S. Army Air Force as a radio operator in the Pacific from 1943 to 1946. On his return, Dr. Brown entered the University of Arkansas and graduated with a BSA Degree in General Agriculture in 1948. Dr. Brown also holds M.S. and PhD degrees from Oklahoma State University in Animal Science, with a specialty in Quantitative Genetics. Dr. Brown became a professor at the University of Arkansas, where he spent his entire career as an educator and researcher. Dr. Brown was actively involved in the development of several regional research projects dealing with cattle and sheep breeding and systems of production based on forage utilization. Through these and various state projects, he made a number of innovative and pioneering contributions. He devised a system to determine the specific gravity of the pork carcass, which has become a standard procedure for determining the fat content of pork cuts. In 1957, he supervised the installation of the first computer on the University of Arkansas campus and thus in the state. He contributed early estimates of correction factors for sex and age of dam for beef calves and was the first to demonstrate that level of nutrition influenced these correction factors. And these are only a few of his achievements. For more than three decades, Dr. Brown has provided leadership to the livestock industry in Arkansas and in the southern region. Emphasis on building sound breeding programs for economic traits of production in all classes of livestock is reflected in his teaching, his research and in his public service activities. Although he has worked primarily with beef cattle, a review of more than 400 publications reveals cooperative work with colleagues dealing with swine, sheep, poultry, dairy cattle, rabbits and dogs.