Eight district winners have been selected for the 2020 Arkansas Farm Family of the Year program.
For the 73rd annual program, there have eight families selected on the basis of “ farm production, efficiency, management, family life and rural/community leadership,” according to an Arkansas Farm Bureau news release.
The selected families represent White, Cleburne, Mississippi, Carroll, Jefferson, Hempstead, Yell and Grant counties.
“The impact of our farm families is immeasurable,” Arkansas Farm Bureau president Rich Hillman said in a statement. “The contributions made to our communities, state and economy by our state’s farm families is astounding.”
The full list of winners is below:
- Brad and Tara Peacock (White County)
- Shane and Ashley Mason (Cleburne County)
- The Senter family (Mississippi County)
- The Stone family (Carroll County)
- Chad and Dawn Render (Jefferson County)
- Chris and Denise Sweat (Hempstead County)
- James and Tiffany Miller (Yell County)
- Hunter and Jennifer Phelps (Grant County)
The Peacocks will represent the East Central District. The family grows soybeans and rice on 1,000 acres.
The Masons will represent the North Central District. The family raises cattle, hogs, chickens and dairy goats on 300 acres.
The Senter family represents the Northeast District, and the family – made up of Travis Senter II, his wife Bridget, Travis Senter Sr. and his wife Edra – grow cotton soybeans, long-grain rice and corn on 8,800 acres.
The Stone family represents the Northwest District where they raise cattle and poultry on 960 acres.
The Render family grows irrigated corn, rice and soybeans on 6,200 acres and will be representing the Southwest District.
The Miller family raises cattle and hogs on 630 acres and also participate in Miller Quality Processing, a family-owned processing plant. They will represent the Western District.
The Phelps operate a 170-acre cattle farm and will represent the West Central District.