Dr. Lanny Ashlock Receives Arkansas Soybean Leadership Award
Annual award given by the Arkansas Soybean Promotion Board
LITTLE ROCK, Ark., Feb. 10, 2017 – The Arkansas Soybean Promotion Board recognized Dr. Lanny Ashlock of Conway with the Arkansas Soybean Leadership Award at the 2017 Corn, Grain Sorghum and Soybean Producer Conference in Newport on Friday. Dr. Ashlock, affectionately known as Mr. Soybean to Arkansas soybean producers, served the Arkansas Soybean Promotion Board as research coordinator for three growing seasons, including 2013 when the state saw its first 100 bushel per acre soybean yield.
The Arkansas Soybean Leadership Award is given to an Arkansan who has made significant contributions to the soybean industry. Dr. Ashlock, now retired, served as an extension soybean specialist with the University of Arkansas Division of Agriculture. In his more than 50 years in the state's soybean industry, Dr. Ashlock worked to improve statewide yield records through his research with early maturing varieties. In 2013, he was inducted into the Arkansas Agriculture Hall of Fame.
"We are honored to present this award to Dr. Ashlock, who has made invaluable contributions to soybean producers in Arkansas, said Gary Sitzer, chairman of the Arkansas Soybean Promotion Board. His dedication, knowledge and work ethic can be seen in today's soybean yield records and for many generations to come."
Dr. Ashlock began his education at Arkansas Tech University before eventually graduating with a degree in agronomy from the University of Arkansas. He earned a master's degree in soil chemistry and fertility from the university before completing his Ph.D. at Oklahoma State University. He now resides in Conway with wife Bonnie, where he still works to improve the soybean industry in Arkansas.
For more information about the Arkansas Soybean Leadership Award, visit TheMiracleBean.com.
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About the Arkansas Soybean Promotion Board: The Arkansas Soybean Promotion Board consists of soybean producers appointed by the Governor and nominated by various producer organizations within Arkansas. Although board members contribute many hours of their time to administering the program, they serve without pay.