Marvin Vines was a graduate of the University of Arkansas with a B.S. degree in agriculture. He served as County Supervisor for the Farmers Home Administration in Lincoln County from 1938 to 1941. He was a County Extension Agent in Ava and Neosho, Missouri, from 1941 until 1946. For two years he was Extension Marketing Specialist for the Missouri Extension Service, in Kansas City, Missouri. In 1951 Mr. Vines became Farm Director for radio station KAAY in Little Rock and it is in this capacity that he is best known to farmers throughout the region. In 1969 Mr. Vines helped to establish the Mechanized Farm Equipment Show which came to be know as the Arkansas Farm Show. This exhibition provided farmers and ranchers an opportunity to see the latest farm technology and implements at the state fairgrounds. Mr. Vines was a member of the National Association of Farm Broadcasters and served as President of the organization in 1978. Also in 1978, Mr. Vines celebrated his 25th anniversary as Farm Director of KAAY. After his death in a farming accident in 1979 Arkansas Farm Bureau established the Marvin Vines Memorial Scholarship to be given to an ASU broadcasting student.