• Thomas H. Gist Jr Thomas H. Gist Jr

    Thomas H. Gist Jr. is a lifelong cotton and grain farmer who has made his mark in agriculture through service and community involvement. He has been on Riceland Foods’ Executive Committee, Farmland Industries of Kansas City, Lee County Grain Drying […]

  • Hillman Koen Hillman Koen

    Hillman Koen has been a highly successful poultry grower and served the industry well. In 1965, he set up Koen Farms Inc. and was owner/president of its egg operation for years. His community service includes the presidency of Arkansas Egg […]

  • William F. “Bill” Teeter William F. “Bill” Teeter

    William F. “Bill” Teeter is a cotton farmer also known for his service. He has been director of the National Association of Conservation Districts, and for 31 years was a member of the Arkansas Association of Conservation Districts, where he […]

  • C. E. “Doc” Toland C. E. “Doc” Toland

    C. E. “Doc” Toland formerly was chairman/CEO of Affiliated Foods Southwest Inc. He built the company into one of the most progressive cooperative whole-sale food distributors in the nation. A chain of grocery stores and super-markets, it has outlets throughout […]

  • Dr. Ralph Williams Dr. Ralph Williams

    Dr. Ralph Williams has spent his career serving Arkansas’ dairy industry, and his contributions have helped keep the industry viable. Perhaps the most notable is his on the numerous ag students at Southern Arkansas University and later at the University […]