The beef and agricultural media communities lost a great man and passionate spokesperson for the industry. Adam McClung, executive director, Arkansas Cattlemen’s Association, passed away over the weekend after a brief but severe illness. Just weeks ago many Livestock Publications Council and American Ag Editors Association members were gathered together and Adam was among us. We all have such fond memories of his wit and commitment to agriculture.
Just three weeks ago, I was able to spend the day with Adam on a farm in North Central Arkansas gathering a story on the Black Headed Vultures and depredation loss Arkansas cattlemen are seeing. This policy issue is just one example of Adam’s dedication. We send prayers to his family and friends during this time, along with love and support to his wife and young daughter.
An education memorial fund has been set up in memory of Adam for his daughter, Maggie Blair. Make checks to “Maggie Blair Education Fund” in memory of Adam McClung. They can be mailed to Peoples Bank, Maggie Blair Education Fund, 20409 Arch Street, Little Rock, AR 72206.