Howard S. Young has maintained a lifelong interest in cattle improvement. This was true not only of the herd he maintained on his own farm, but also in the herds of others across the state. Mr. Young had a distinguished career as a county agent with the state Cooperative Extension Service. Through his work, White County was one of the top counties in Arkansas in financial support of the Arkansas 4-H Center. Mr. Young served the people of White County for 15 years in a superior and unselfish manner in the general areas of Agriculture, Home Economics, 4-H Youth, and Community Development. His work contributed greatly to a better life for many people in rural Arkansas. Serving as executive director of the Arkansas Cattlemen’s Association beginning in 1988, Mr. Young oversaw a dramatic growth in that organization, making the association one of the most influential, goal-driven organizations in the state. As executive director of the Cattlemen’s Foundation, he spearheaded the establishment of a Cattlemen’s Heritage & Learning Center. Mr. Young was a charter member of the Arkansas Forage & Grassland Council. He received the Distinguished Service Award of that organization in 1991. Other organizations have also recognized his ability, including Gamma Sigma Delta—the Honor Society of Agriculture—which inducted him as an Honorary Member. Mr. Young was honored by the Arkansas State Plant Board for outstanding educational work in soil fertility. He was awarded the “Man of the Year in Agriculture Award” by the White County Farm Bureau. In 1993, Mr. Young was named one of the “Leaders of the Year in Service to Mid-South Agriculture” by Progressive Farmer Magazine.