• Kenneth S. Bates Kenneth S. Bates

    Kenneth S. Bates was born in Waldron, Arkansas, Scott County. He began working with the Cooperative Extension Service as Assistant in Agricultural Conservation for Perry County in July 1937. He served as Agent for several counties, including Polk County and […]

  • Gordon R. Brown Gordon R. Brown

    Gordon R. Brown was a graduate of Iowa State University, earning a Bachelor of Science in Farm Crops and Soils in 1926. Mr Brown also pursued post graduate work at the University of Arkansas. Mr. Brown served as President of […]

  • John Gammon, Jr. John Gammon, Jr.

    John Gammon, Jr. was born in Marion and graduated in 1931 from Arkansas AM&N (now the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff) where he was quarterback of the football team. He served as a junior analyst in the U.S. Department […]

  • James Feagin Tompkins James Feagin Tompkins

    James Feagin Tompkins was the first President of the modern Arkansas Farm Bureau Federation. Mr. Tompkins was born in Bullock County, Alabama on September 28, 1879. He grew up in a farm family and attended Alabama Polytechnic College, where he […]

  • Donald John Tyson Donald John Tyson

    Donald John Tyson has served as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of his family‚Äôs business, Tyson Foods, Inc., the number one poultry company in the world. After he began managing Tyson, Inc. in 1960, a model processing plant and one […]