• Allen Bedell Allen Bedell

    Allen Bedell has dedicated his life to advancing the forestry industry in Arkansas. He is a mentor to many loggers and foresters in the state and has maintained a life-long commitment to leadership in environmental stewardship and putting ethical logging […]

  • Neely E. Cassady Neely E. Cassady

    Neely Cassady was a driving force in the formation of the poultry industry in southwest Arkansas, particularly in his native Howard County. His father, R.L. Cassady, founded Cassady’s Hatchery in 1937 and developed it into a thriving enterprise in the […]

  • Gary Don Sebree Gary Don Sebree

    A third-generation rice farmer, Gary Sebree has spent his life advancing the rice industry in Arkansas and U.S. Sebree farms approximately 2,000 acres of rice and soybeans near Stuttgart, the heart of the Grand Prairie. He consistently produces some of […]

  • Mark C. Simmons Mark C. Simmons

    Under Mark Simmons’ leadership and supervision his family company, Simmons Foods, has grown into one of the nation’s largest privately held broiler-processing companies and the largest private-label wet pet food manufacturer in North America. The enterprise has grown from a […]

  • Bobby R. Wells, Ph.D. Bobby R. Wells, Ph.D.

    Dr. Bobby Wells, former head of the University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture Agronomy Department, was a world-renowned expert on rice production, with a special emphasis on rice nutrition and soil fertility. He was active in cooperative interdisciplinary research […]