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Arkansas/Missouri Nominating Committee Election
Candidates running to join the Nominating Committee in Arkansas/Missouri in 2023.
Brown owns and operates his family farm on 3,000 acres raising rice and soybeans. He also has a rental property business. Brown serves as President of the Cross County Farm Bureau and serves on the Board of Directors of Cross County Soil and Water District, Cross County Drainage District, Arkansas Rice and USA Rice. He serves as Secretary and Treasurer of Delta Regional Airport and is a member of Texas A&M Farm Budget Committee. Brown served on the Board of Directors of the Future Farmers of America Advisory Committee. He formerly served on Farm Credit Midsouth’s Nominating Committee, and currently serves on Farm Credit Mid-America’s Nominating Committee.
Cissell is a full-time farmer and co-owner of Cissell and Cissell. His family operation raises grain on 1,500 owned and 7,000 leased acres. Cissell handles the family operation’s inputs, finances and commodity trading.
Edward H. Clarke, IV
Clarke is a full-time farmer on his family operation raising corn, soybeans and wheat on 1,000 owned and 3,300 leased acres.
Coleman owns and operates, Mark Coleman Farms with his father. He has a row crop operation raising rice, corn and soybeans on 2,000 leased acres. He also owns and operates Coleman Custom Spraying offering herbicide and pesticide applications. Mark is President and previously Vice President of the Clay County Farm Bureau. He also served as the Clay County Extension Chair for the Rice and Soybeans Committee.
Covington is a full-time farmer raising rice and soybeans on 715 owned and 2,600 leased acres. He previously worked at DuPont Agriculture Products with an emphasis in soybean chemicals. Covington previously served on the Board of Directors of Craighead Farmers Co-op and the Jonesboro Country Club. He formerly served on Farm Credit Midsouth’s Nominating Committee, and currently serves on Farm Credit Mid-America’s Nominating Committee.
Flowers has a diversified row crop operation on 160 owned and 2,406 leased acres raising rice, corn, soybeans and cotton. He also operates Flowers Farm Services. Flowers serves on the Board of Directors as Vice President of the St. Francis Farm Bureau and serves on the Board of the Arkansas Soybean Association. He is currently enrolled in the Riceland Foods In-Depth Program.
Michael S. Taylor, Jr.
Taylor has a diversified row crop operation on 3,300 owned and 800 leased acres in East Arkansas raising corn, cotton, soybeans and peanuts. He served on the Farm Credit Midsouth Board of Directors and serves on the Desoto School Board and the Phillips County Conservation District board.
William James Trail IV
Trail is a full-time farmer raising corn, cotton, soybeans and wheat on 4,000 owned and 13,000 leased acres. He has a partnership interest in Cottonwood Farms. He has a bachelor’s degree in Agricultural Business emphasis in Farm Management from Arkansas State University.
Williams is a full-time farmer raising grain and cotton on 160 owned and 2,200 leased acres.
Vowell is a full-time farmer raising cotton and grain on 500 owned and 2,000 leased acres. He serves on the Board of Directors of the Lafe Regional Water Distribution District and served on the Board of Directors of the Delta Cotton Co-op and the Arbyrd Cotton Co-op.