Grass, Good Cattle and Grandkids


John Ely has been in the grass business for more than 40 years.

Thrilled with Trails


Jack and Kay Carmody live in a beautiful and privately located area where their ranch spreads out over 100 acres of spring green pastures and wooded areas near Hartman, Ark. Their home is over 140 years old. “It used to be an old nunnery and when our house burnt, I moved this building out here and made it our new house,” said Jack. “It took a lot of work because I also worked a full time job and broke horses too.”

Evolving Opportunities

Don Foster spends his days helping other farmers Like so many farmers and ranchers, Don Foster of Oak Grove, Ark., had significant responsibility early on. When...

Eyeing EPDs from Horseback

It is a love for cattle and the country that brought Calvin and Laura Harris together and keeps their marriage strong after 26 years.
The couple, originally from Fresno, Calf., started raising Limousin cattle in 1979. They moved Harris Cattle Company to Tontitown, Ark., in 1987 to expand the operation and now have 65 cows and two herd bulls they use to raise Limousin, Angus and LimFlex cattle.
LimFlex cattle are a combination of Limousin and Angus, and flex is an acronym for flexible Limousin efficiency cross.
In 2004, the Harrises bought a national reserve champion Limousin bull to breed to their cows. In 2007, they decided to

Commercial and Registered Cattle

The year 1980 was an important one for the Schwerin family. That’s when Dennis and Marlene began their now 1,000-acre ranch including registered, foundation...

On the Rise

Anna Mathis says FFA has presented her with many opportunities Hold on tight because Anna Mathis of Harrison, Ark., is part of this year’s Arkansas...

High Cotton

The Tripp family’s cotton operation continues to grow and expand Billy Tripp raised rice, corn and soybeans outside of Griffithville, Ark., in White County.  Three years...

The Best of Two


Focused on efficiency and profit, Coy and Charlotte England raise Brangus/Angus cross cattle on their 250-acre farm making up the England Cattle Company. They currently have 50 cow/calf pairs and three registered Angus bulls, and have 40 acres of their land for hay cutting. Their goal is to promote beef animals that will meet market demands. The Brangus was developed by crossing Brahman and Angus cattle.

Knowing Your Limitations


One continual concern for all farmers is safety. Lori Brown-Whillock from Gentry, Ark., is an Arkansas State Trooper with an extensive background in farm safety both personally and professionally.

Creating Opportunities

Brothers Conner and Dalton Palarino want young exhibitors to have the chance to hit the ring Connor Palarino’s father Danny always had a few cattle,...
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