The women of the Farm Bureau Leadership Committee serve the community and educate the younger generation on farming and agriculture.
Regina Oliver, along with seven other women, will serve on the 2020-2021 State Women’s Leadership Committee.
Members of the committee are:
Chair- Magen Allen, Hot Spring and Clark County
Vice Chair- Kerry Stiles, District 1, Lee County
District 2- Amy Young, Jackson County
District 3- Nita Cooper, Boone County
District 4- Regina Oliver, Scott County
District 5- Divella Gray, Yell and Cleburne County
District 6- Susan Bitely, Jefferson and Lincoln County
District 7- Doreen Antley, Hempstead County
Oliver, and her husband Mike, own and operate Double O Farm, a beef cattle, hay and timber farm. She is a third generation farmer and resides in Scott County.
“My husband, Mike and I live in Waldron. We live on Lake Hinkle, formally the Oliver family land, where the lake was built and where Mike’s family farmed. We also farm some of the same land and additional family owned and homesteaded land west of us, where we raise beef cattle. The farm is my favorite place to hang out, working cattle or just watching the calves being born or as they run and play. We have two sons, Aaron and Tyler, their wives and four grandsons, Keyton (11), Brady (6), Dawson (3) and Rhys (3). We all spend many hours together on the farm hunting, fishing, working cattle or just skipping a rock on the creek.
I was not raised on a farm, but had family members that were, and have been around cattle and lived a country life always. I married Mike in the early 1980s and was introduced in beef cattle farming and then later to the timber industry. We are still involved in both. I love anything to do with the farm from cutting hay (which has become my job) to feeding on the coldest winter days while everyone else is snugged up by a fire.
I have worked for the city of Waldron for 25 years as a secretary and have been involved in many projects and events. I am a member of the Waldron school board and have served as secretary. I was introduced to Scott County Farm Bureau WLC in 2013 and have been deeply involved ever since. I now serve as its committee chair. I enjoy anything that involves our local students and when you add farming to the equation, it’s even more rewarding. My main goal is to educate students in agriculture and to keep small farms alive within our county.
In my down time, my passion is my grandkids. I also love taking pictures, gardening, canning and just sitting on the porch watching the sunrise or sunset. Farming with my husband and kids is my joy. There is no better way of life that I want nor chose to live, but this one.”
Congratulations to Oliver on being named to this committee, we appreciate the time and effort she contributes to our community and schools.