2014 Catfish Farmers of Arkansas

Service Award Recipients:

(from left) Wayne Branton, Mike Freeze, Gene Martin and April Graham

Dennington Moss

Arkansas Catfish Farmer

of the Year 2009

Jeff Baxter

Arkansas Catfish Farmer

of the Year Award 2011

Bill Troutt

Arkansas Catfish Farmer

of the Year 2012

(from left) WAYNE BRANTON, JOEY LOWERY and CHARLES "Bo" COLLINS received the 2013 Distinguished Service Awards for their many years of service to the Arkansas Farm Raised Catfish Industry, also receiving this award was David Heikes, not pictured.  (right) BRAD GRAHAM was named the 2013 Arkansas Catfish Farmer of the Year.

Catfish Farmer of Arkansas 2010 Award Winners
Bill Troutt received the Catfish Farmers of Arkansas service award for the many years of dedicated service, devotion, and support of the Arkansas farm raised catfish industry. Thurman Booth  received the Catfish Farmers of Arkansas service award for his many years of persistent effort in assisting the Arkansas fish farmers with bird depredation issues.  Rebecca Lochmann  received the Catfish Farmers of Arkansas service award for her dedication and outstanding research in catfish nutrition.

Dr. Charles Robb

Arkansas Catfish Farmer of the Year Award 2008

WAYNE BRANTON
Arkansas Catfish Farmer of the Year Award 2007

RANDALL EVANS (left)
The Catfish Farmers of Arkansas honored Randy Evans for his 4 years of service as President of the Catfish Farmers of Arkansas.

HUGH WARREN (right)
Mr. Hugh Warren was presented an award at the Catfish Farmers of Arkansas annual meeting for his outstanding accomplishments as the Executive Vice-President of the Catfish Farmers of America. 
 

Awards

 

TIM SAMPOLESI
Arkansas Catfish Farmer of the Year Award 2006

Catfish Farmers of Arkansas

Greg Moyers was named the Arkansas Catfish Farmer of the Year for 2015 at the Catfish Farmers of America Convention held in Natchez, MS on February 28.  The award was presented by Ben Pentecost, President of CFA.  Greg is the Treasurer of CFAR and has two children, Garrett and Ava. Greg and his wife Meagan live in Portland, AR. 

 Dr. Carole Engele, director of the Aquaculture/Fisheries Center of Excellence at UAPB, receives the Distinguished Service Award from CRAR President Brad Graham at the Annual Convention held in Hot Springs on January 16.  See the full story here.

Steve Kueter, of Paragould, has been named the 2014 Arkansas Catfish Farmer of Year by the Catfish Farmers of America organization. Mr. Kueter was presented his award in New Orleans by Ben Pentecost of the CFA. He is currently the Chairman of the Arkansas Catfish Promotion Board and Vice President of the CFArkansas. He has been married to Emily for 23 years.  Together they have three children: Julia, Sarah and Benjamin.

John Farmer was named Arkansas Catfish Farmer of the Year for 2016 at the annual convention of the Catfish Farmers of America held in Nashville, TN on February 19th.  Attending the convention with him was his wife, Amy, and their two children Maggie and Ben.  John has served on the boards of the Catfish Farmers of Arkansas, the Catfish Farmers of America and the National Aquaculture board. 

A check for $9,000 was presented to the UAPB Aquaculture and Fisheries Program by three organizations: (from left)

Dr. Eric Park, AR Bait & Ornamental Fish Growers Association; Dr. Laurence Alexander, UAPB Chancellor; Mike Freeze, National Aquaculture Association and Wayne Branton, Catfish Farmers of Arkansas.