More than a Century in Agriculture

Founded by Ernest Ritter in Marked Tree, Arkansas, in 1886, Ritter Agribusiness—a division of E. Ritter & Company—has grown to be one of the most respected Farm Management providers in Eastern Arkansas. We’re proudly known for our values of hard work, dedication to customer service, and efforts to reinvest in the communities in which we operate.

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Kevin Wright, AFM


Kevin joined Ritter Agribusiness as Operations Manager for its Crop Services Division in the fall of 2010, became Vice President of the Farm Management Division in the spring of 2012, and became President of Ritter Agribusiness Holdings, Inc. in January 2015. He previously worked for Greenway Equipment Inc., one of the largest John Deere dealership groups in the southern United States, as Branch Manager and Manager of the Product Support division. Kevin received a BS in Agribusiness from Arkansas State University and is an Accredited Farm Manager.




Jason Brewer, AFM

General Manager - Farms

Jason began his career with Ritter Agribusiness in the summer of 2010 as a Location Manager of the Ritter Crop Services' Marked Tree store. He remained in the retail business with Crop Production Services when RCS sold its retail business in February 2012. He rejoined Ritter Agribusiness as a Farm Manager in March 2014. Jason's prior experience also includes branch management and management of product support for a large equipment dealership. He also owned and operated his own custom application business and farmed with one of his larger customers. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Agribusiness from Arkansas State University and is an Accredited Farm Manager.




Brandon Lawshe

Farm Management Analyst

Brandon was born and raised in Jonesboro, AR and graduated from Arkansas State University in December of 2016 with a Bachelor of Science in Agribusiness with an emphasis in Finance. Brandon worked for Ritter Agribusiness as part of their summer internship program in 2016. After graduation he began working for Ritter Agribusiness as a Farm Management Analyst.




Woody Ray, AFM

Project Manager

Woody joined Ritter Agribusiness in 2011 as a Farm Manager. Woody began his business career in commercial banking before working for 25 years on his family’s farm in Northeast Arkansas. He earned a Bachelors of Science in Commerce from Washington and Lee University. Woody is a member of the American Society of Farm Managers and Rural Appraisers and has been designated an Accredited Farm Manager. He serves as a board member of the Crittenden County Conservation District and the Arkansas Association of Conservation Districts.




Todd Gibson, J.D., LL.M

Business Development Manager

Todd began working with Ritter Agribusiness as our Manager of Business Development in June, 2017. He is a native of Jonesboro, Arkansas, and is the third-generation owner of a Northeast Arkansas family rice farming operation. Todd obtained his juris doctor from the William H. Bowen UALR School of law and, later, his Master of Laws (LL.M) in the field of agriculture from the University of Arkansas, Fayetteville. After a short term of general practice in Central Arkansas, he returned to Jonesboro to take over the family farming operation and established the Gibson Law Firm, where his practice was focused primarily in the areas of agricultural, transactional and estate planning law. Todd is a member of the Arkansas Bar Association, the American Trial Lawyers Association, and the American Agricultural Law Association.