March 27, 2023

Huneycutt Farms of Arkadelphia named 2022 Arkansas Farm Household of the 12 months

Huneycutt Farms of Arkadelphia (Clark County) was named Thursday (Dec. 8) because the 2022 Arkansas Farm Household of the 12 months. The dignity was introduced at a luncheon in Little Rock honoring the county and district Farm Households of the 12 months.

Brothers Ted and Steve Huneycutt have been farming for 35 years. Ted and his spouse, Cindy, have 4 grownup youngsters, Sara, Trey, Luke and Greyson. Steve and his spouse, Leanne, have 4 grownup youngsters, Josh, Jessica, Ashley and Logan.

They develop cotton, corn, wheat, soybeans, hay and lift cattle on 4,000 acres. Along with the farm, they function Benchmark Ag, a danger administration service, offering producers with money sale suggestions together with commodity futures, choices and crop insurance coverage.

The household additionally owns the Barn at Richwoods. Moreover, they’re setting up their very own meat processing plant, Ouachita Valley Meat Firm, which is able to provide merchandise and processing capabilities for producers inquisitive about promoting their very own merchandise.

“Our household has labored tirelessly to construct a enterprise that’s useful, not solely to our households, however to farm households throughout our area,” stated Ted Huneycutt. It’s an unbelievable honor for our household’s dedication to this business to be acknowledged amidst so many different deserving households.”

As Arkansas Farm Household of the 12 months, the Huneycutts will compete with 9 different southeastern state winners within the Swisher Sweets/Sunbelt Expo Southeastern Farmer of the 12 months program in Moultrie, Ga.

Now in its seventy fifth yr, this system is likely one of the longest-running farm household recognition packages of its kind in america. It begins with collection of the highest farm household in every county. Then, eight district Farm Households of the 12 months are chosen. The competitors is judged on manufacturing, effectivity and administration of farm operations, household life and rural/neighborhood management and values.

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Huneycutt Farms was the West Central District Farm Household of the 12 months.