Thursday, May 28, 2015

LLM Alum & Farmer, Sean Brister, Featured on Ozarks at Large

Special note from Susan:

With the record-breaking rain in our area, I have been wondering how Sean Brister and his wife Stephanie are doing with their farm, Frog Bayou Farms in Crawford County, Arkansas. They raise cattle, soybeans and pumpkins on their farm and have a popular agri-tourism business.

Sean is one of our alumni, receiving both his J.D. and his LL.M. degree in Agricultural Law from the University of Arkansas School of Law.  Stephanie has her Masters in Agricultural Economics from the University.  Sean and Stephanie combine their professional work with farming -  running their own farm is a dream they have shared for a very long time, and several years ago, they turned that dream into reality.  They have visited the LL.M. Program to talk to our students about their experience in purchasing and running a farm, offering the class a great opportunity to explore the legal and financial challenges presented.

I was delighted to turn on the radio yesterday and immediately recognize Sean's voice.  Ozarks at Large did a great job interviewing him - here's a link, Western Arkansas River Valley Farmer Faces Floods.  

"Sean Brister's cheerful resolve to cultivate pumpkins, soybeans, and cattle despite consecutive flood events this spring on his Crawford County farm has not withered. We tour his rain-soaked parcel and along the way, dig up his root philosophy on agrarian optimism."

We wish Sean, Stephanie, and their boys the best -  and hope the rain holds off for a while. I am sure we will need it later in the summer, but we certainly don't need any more right now. Thanks to KUAF for another great interview.

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