, | Certificate of Distinction: 1959
Arthur E. Arnott, Rensselaer, has carved a significant and a productive career through his singular devotion to agriculture. He has devoted his life to helping farmers.
Born in Carroll County, he moved as a boy to Jasper County. He has held a Farm Bureau office, township, county, or state since 1919. He was Director of the Farm Bureau Third District from 1931 to 1958.
He has served as manager of the Jasper County Farm Bureau Co-op since 1930. This is the largest cooperative of its kind in the entire country. He was a pioneer for the R. E. M. C. in his county. During the depression, he worked without pay in the Farm Debt Adjustment program. He has served on the National Advisory Committee of the Farm Credit Administration and is on the board of the Rural Acceptance Corporation. He is an active community worker, and is vitally interested in the churches and schools of his area.
The constructive contributions of Arthur Arnott to his community and his state cannot be readily measured. His steady and visionary leadership have set him apart as a strong, responsible disciple of a modern agriculture.