The Lynn and Debbie Pye Family of the Shakertown Community has been chosen Clark County’s Farm Family of the Year.

The Lynn and Debbie Pye Family of the Shakertown Community has been chosen Clark County’s Farm Family of the Year.
The announcement was made by representatives of the Arkadelphia Chamber of Commerce, Agriculture Extension Office, Bank of Delight, Bank of the Ozarks, Citizens Bank, Chambers Bank, Clark County Cattleman’s, Clark County Farm Bureau, Farm Credit Services, First State Bank, The Natural Resource Conservation Service, The Olds Foundation, Regions Bank, Southern Bancorp, South Central Co-Op, US Bank, and the USDA Service Center. These organizations are the chief sponsors of the farm family program in Clark County.
Lynn and Debbie raise cows, hay and vegetables on 388 acres that have been in their family for 37 years.
Debbie produces fresh vegetables for a couple of local farmers markets while Lynn works off the farm at Walmart in Arkadelphia to supplement the family income.
As the Clark County Farm Family of the Year, the Pye Family will join 74 other county farm families in vying for district and state recognition as the Arkansas Farm Family of the Year.
The Arkansas Farm Family of the Year will be announced in December at a banquet at the Wyndham Riverfront in North Little Rock.
First established in 1947, Arkansas’ Farm Family of the Year program is the longest running effort of its kind in the nation.