Governor Asa Hutchinson appointed Alec Farmer, a Jonesboro native, to a ten-year term on the Arkansas State Highway Commission in January 2015. He currently serves as Chairman.
He is operator of Farmer Enterprises, Inc., a family-owned farm and property investment and management company. He is also a licensed attorney in the state of Arkansas.
Farmer serves on the boards of Arkansas Blue Cross Blue Shield, E.C. Barton & Company and Childress Gin and Elevator Co.
He has previously served on several state boards including as Chairman on the Arkansas Natural Resources Commission, as a special commissioner on the Arkansas State Police Commission and as an original member of the Arkansas Agricultural Board.
He served as past chairman of the Craighead Conservation District, as Finance Committee chair for the Jonesboro City Council, as a board member for Jonesboro City Water & Light (municipal utility district) and the Jonesboro Regional Chamber of Commerce.
Farmer is an inductee into the AACD Arkansas Conservation Hall of Fame and a recipient of the Arkansas State University Distinguished Alumni Award.
He graduated from Arkansas State University receiving his B.S. degree in 1986. He received his J.D. degree from the University of Arkansas at Little Rock School of Law and served on the Law Review’s editorial board.
He and his wife Carole live in Jonesboro and together they have four daughters.