Name: Jason Felton
Appointed to the Board: 2016
What is your background in Agriculture?
I grew up on our family farm.
Did you always want to be a farmer?
No. I actually wanted to become any kind of a professional athlete.
How did you go from athletics to farming?
After I graduated from college, I came back home and dove right into production.
Who inspired your success and desire to continue the path of farming?
My father, Trent Felton inspired my approach to farming. I watched him farm as I grew up and learned the ropes from my upbringing.
What other crops do you grow?
I also grow cotton, peanuts and soybeans.
What is your favorite aspect of farming?
Every day is different and presents new challenges. This keeps the job interesting, never a dull moment. I appreciate that.
What new challenges did you overcome this past season?
All seasons have their own unique challenges, most of these challenges come from mother nature and this past season was reflective of that.
What is your personal motto?
Surround yourself with the right people is what I live by.
Outside of the ACGSB, are you involved in any other professional organizations?
I am a member of Cotton Incorporated as an alternate, a producer and delegate member of the National Cotton Council and a board member for the Agriculture Council of Arkansas.