Re-elected in Dec. 2013, Randy Veach is in his sixth term as Arkansas Farm Bureau president. He previously served five years as the organization’s vice president. He’s been on the state board of directors since December 1999, and currently serves as the chairman of the County Structure, Executive, Investment and Trade Advisory Committees.
Before joining the Arkansas Farm Bureau state board, Veach held several positions in Mississippi County Farm Bureau, including president and vice president. He also served on the county’s Soybean, State Affairs and National Legislative Affairs committees. He and his family were chosen as the 1998 Farm Family of the Year. Among his many other activities, Veach is a past trustee of B.M.A. Theological Seminary in Texas, and a past director of Baptist Hospital — Mississippi County. He is also a past member of the Manila School Board and Mississippi County Hospital Board. In October, 2012 he received the Honorary American FFA Degree. As a third-generation farmer, he produces cotton, rice, soybeans, wheat and cotton on farmland cleared by his grandfather and father. He farms with his son Brandon. Randy and his wife, Thelma, have four grandchildren.