Haigwood Wins Arkansas Farm Bureau Young Farmers & Ranchers Achievement Award
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.
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.”