Donors Help Tech Farm Purchase New Cattle Trailer

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Photographed (from left): Dr. Marshall Swafford and John Harris.

Private financial support has allowed the Arkansas Tech University Department of Agriculture and Tourism to purchase a new cattle trailer for use on the Tech Farm.

Gifts from Yell County rancher and former Russellville automobile dealership owner John Harris and other supporters of the ATU agriculture program made the acquisition of the trailer possible.

“This will make everything about our cattle operation easier and more efficient,” said Dr. Marshall Swafford, head of the ATU Department of Agriculture and Tourism. “It will make the work environment safer for our students and staff, and it will make transport safer for our livestock. The upgrades that come with this particular trailer will stretch the investment over more years.”

Those interested in supporting agriculture or any other program at Arkansas Tech may contact the ATU Office of Advancement at (479) 968-0400 or send e-mail to