Haigwood Wins Arkansas Farm Bureau Young Farmers & Ranchers Achievement Award

By - Monday, December 7, 2015

USSEC and United Soybean Board (USB) director Derek Haigwood and his wife Shannon won the Arkansas Farm Bureau’s 2015 Young Farmers & Ranchers (YF&R) Achievement Award. Farm Bureau honored the couple at its 81st annual convention in Little Rock on December 3.

USSEC director Derek Haigwood and his wife Shannon accept the Arkansas Farm Bureau’s 2015 YF&R Achievement Award

USSEC director Derek Haigwood and his wife Shannon accept the Arkansas Farm Bureau’s 2015 YF&R Achievement Award on December 3

The Haigwoods are a fourth generation row-crop farm family and grow soybeans, rice, corn and cotton on 3,130 acres in Newport, Arkansas. They want to leave a sustainable farming legacy for their three-year-old son, Judah.

“I’m passionately involved with making sure my son has the tools necessary to farm. No one is going to take better care of the ground that I farm,” Mr. Haigwood stated. “It’s where I make my living, so who better to protect it than the farmers? Receiving this recognition is an incredible honor.”