• Edgar “Chip” Farmer Edgar “Chip” Farmer

    Edgar “Chip” Farmer was born in Russellville, but his family moved to Dumas in 1913 when he was 9 months old. He graduated from Dumas High School. He and his wife Mary began farming cotton in Garrett Bridge community in 1937, with corn and hay […]

  • Congressman Wilbur D. Mills Congressman Wilbur D. Mills

    Congressman Wilbur D. Mills  was a strong advocate and effective ally for farmers and the agricultural economy. From his early days as a boy in Kensett working in his father’s businesses, Wilbur Mills became aware of the problems facing farmers. As a judge […]

  • Dr. James N. Moore Dr. James N. Moore

    Dr. James N. Moore received BSA and MS degrees from the University of Arkansas; then served as research associate at Rutgers University from 1957 to 1961, receiving his Ph.D. in 1961. For three years ,he was in charge of the federal blueberry and grape breeding […]

  • Dr. Sellers J. Parker Dr. Sellers J. Parker

    Dr. Sellers J. Parker  was the first dean of the Division of Agriculture and Technology at the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff. His career, which spanned four decades, included working in the state’s racially segregated education system to promote improved agricultural practices among […]

  • Ned Purtle Ned Purtle

    Ned Purtle was very involved in many areas of Arkansas Agriculture, especially those related to livestock. In the early 1950s, Mr. Purtle represented the Arkansas Livestock & Poultry Commission at a meeting with USDA officials and was successful in getting an agreement for Arkansas to become […]