Get To Know Franklin A. Fogleman, Jr.
Franklin Fogleman, Jr. has served on the Farm Credit Midsouth Board of Directors for about two-and-a-half years, but he brings a lifetime of agriculture knowledge and experience to his role.
He operates Fogleman Farms, a grain farming operation located in Marion, Arkansas. Currently enjoying its fifth generation of operation with Fogleman boots on the ground, the farm consists of row crops including corn, rice, soybeans and wheat spread across the Mississippi Delta. He also serves as Principal Broker and Owner of The Fogleman Firm, LLC, a real estate company specializing in agricultural and commercial projects, often turning one into the other, with clients ranging from the McDonalds Corporation to equity investors throughout the country. From large to small tracts, the firm is actively engaged in matching investors with sellers. The company works with a wide variety of developers, commercial brokers, buyers, engineers, consultants, and industry insiders throughout Northeast Arkansas.
This rare and varied background as a grain farmer and real estate professional—coupled with the fact he is a graduate of the University of Arkansas at Fayetteville with a degree in Finance and a graduate of Texas A&M’s Executive Program for Agriculture Producers—gives him a rare combination of ag experience from which to draw and makes him a true asset to our Board.
Over the years, Fogleman has served the Midsouth in a number of ways. In 2008, he was selected as the Chairman of Crittenden Regional Hospital (the youngest Chairman ever elected at age 32). He is the Arkansas State University Midsouth Foundation Chair and Chairman of Crittenden Regional Hospital’s Foundation. He has also served as Chairman of Mid-South Community College’s Foundation.
Fogleman makes his home in Marion with his wife Kelly and their children Lillian and Cross. His term expires in 2022.
Franklin A. Fogleman, Jr.
Farm Credit Midsouth Director
Crittenden County, 2018
Franklin joined the Board in February 2018 as the representative for Crittenden County. Franklin is a self-employed grain farmer and owns a real estate brokerage firm specializing in agriculture investments. Franklin’s family partnership operates a large-scale corn, rice, soybeans and wheat business. He also serves on the Board of Directors of the Agricultural Council of Arkansas. He is the Arkansas State University Midsouth Foundation Chair and the Crittenden Regional Hospital Foundation Chair. He was elected to his current term on the Board in February 2018 which expires in February 2022. Franklin also serves on the Audit Committee.
Check out a video profile of Fogleman Farm in our episode of Farm Credit Midsouth’s new “Member Minutes.” You can view the video on both our YouTube channel, on any of our social media channels, and by clicking the link below.See the Member Minutes Video