During a minority youth tour of one of the farms the Peer Farm Group owns in Lee and Phillips County, AR, when asked, "Where do string beans come from?" a young lady replied, "Out of a can!" The Group recognized the younger generations' need for agricultural knowledge and understanding. This inspired the Group to begin filling this gap and opening the youth's minds to a wealth of knowledge to sustain generations to come, thus creating The KKAC Organization.
In its swift expansion, KKAC also conducts outreach to minority farmers, ranchers, and landowners on estate planning, land management, heirs' property issues, and wealth-building opportunities through USDA-NRCS programs
KKAC strives to mentor students with an interest in agricultural related fields from high school to and through college.
To provide financial assistance in the form of scholarships and grants to deserving students looking to further their educational and growth mindset.
KKAC aims to train and develop the emerging leaders in agriculture by hosting training seminars and professional readiness and development workshops.
As a family and community oriented organization, KKAC will establish office and field experience opportunities by partnering with local farmers, community leaders, and government agencies.
Honorable Judge Neal began his legal career in Marianna, AR with a private law practice until 1991 when he became the Prosecuting Attorney for the First Judicial District. In 1993, he began an elected term as Circuit Judge, First Judicial District of Arkansas and served on the Arkansas Court of Appeals from 1996 until his retirement in December 2006. In Feb 2010, he accepted an appointment to serve as Circuit Judge through Dec 31st, 2010.
Rickey Peer recently retired as the U.S. Army Chief of the Ammunition Peculiar Equipment (APE) and Demilitarization (Demil) Division, responsible for senior level leadership and management over a diversified workforce of logistics and engineering staff. He began his career with the Federal Government as a Student Trainee in 1980 and has received many awards since. He has also been a row crop farmer for the past 10 years.
April Peer is a proven industry expert in finance and operations management within healthcare. She holds a BS in business management and an MPA from Arkansas State University. Her expertise cuts across the fields of Accounting and Financial oversight, business planning and analysis, revenue generation, budget management, relationship building, amongst others.
Waymon Peer is a commercial litigation associate in Washington, D.C. His practice includes complex commercial disputes, government investigations, and insurance coverage issues. Mr. Peer has extensive experience clerking on various federal courts, which helps to shape and continually strengthen his practice.
Ryshawn is an accomplished Strategy and Project Manager with cross-industry experience driving strategic organizational impact and project delivery. Ryshawn is currently a Strategic Planning Manager for the University of California at San Diego Health System. Prior to UCSD, Ryshawn worked for UnityPoint Health located in Central Iowa in a similar role and served also as a Project Manager for Deere & Company based in Moline, Illinois. Ryshawn has an MBA from St. Ambrose University and Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Iowa.
Honorable E. Dion Wilson currently serves as the First Judicial Circuit Judge of Division One. Judge Wilson graduated from the University of Arkansas-Fayetteville in 1990. He then obtained his Juris Doctorate in 1993 from the University of Arkansas, School of Law, Fayetteville. Judge Wilson has a plethora of experience to include the Wilson Law Firm, Parent Counsel for the State of Arkansas, Public Defender for Phillips County in Arkansas, Wilson and Valley, Wilson and Associates, Department of Minority Affairs, with the University of Arkansas, and the Cotton Fields of Willis Farms in Lake View, Arkansas. He is also a member of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc., the NAACP, W. Harold Flowers Law Society, and the Arkansas Delta Law Foundation.