• R. Marion Berry R. Marion Berry

    Despite earning a pharmacy degree from the University of Arkansas, R. Marion Berry, 71, always has had farming in his blood and used practices learned on the farm to become an influential political figure in Arkansas agriculture. The Arkansas County […]

  • O.H. “Doogie” Darling O.H. “Doogie” Darling

    O.H. “Doogie” Darling, 85, of Crossett, is a well-known name in forestry in southern Arkansas. Darling earned his forestry technician certificate from Arkansas A&M College (now the University of Arkansas at Monticello). He went on to earn a bachelor’s degree […]

  • Ruben H. Johnson Ruben H. Johnson

    After graduating from the University of Arkansas in 1955 with a degree in animal science, Ruben H. Johnson joined the University of Arkansas Cooperative Extension Service as associate county agent in Washington County. While Johnson, now 83, began his career […]

  • Leroy Isbell Leroy Isbell

    With innovations in the rice industry never before attempted by anyone in Arkansas or the U.S., Leroy Isbell, 89, of England, pioneered methods making his name internationally recognized. Isbell’s innovations during a 55-year career are widely accepted today. Isbell first […]

  • Keith S. Lusby Keith S. Lusby

    Innovations in agricultural practices are necessary for agriculture and livestock production to grow. Moreover, the methods and facilities used in educating students should be innovative, too. Keith S. Lusby, 66, of Fayetteville, who earned an animal science doctorate degree at […]

  • J. Keith Smith J. Keith Smith

    Taking a one-room feed store with an incubator and turning it into a multimillion dollar business, the late J. Keith Smith of Hot Springs, pioneered the development of the broiler industry in southern and eastern Arkansas. Keith Smith Company, Inc. […]