The Team

SFR Seed is committed to accuracy, quality and customer service. We legitimately love what we do and take great pride in the services and products we provide.

John & Wendy Shoffner

Founders & Owners

John and Wendy Shoffner founded Shoffner Farm Research, Inc. in 1988 as a contract research farm for experimental pesticides, herbicides, and crop varieties. The farm provided the base for the founding of SFR Seed as a seed company in 2002. SFR Seed became a Stine District Sales Manager in 2009 with the hard work and partnership of Doug Davis. Learn more about our company history in About Us.

“We love this area and the farmers in our community and are proud to be a part of new soybean and corn varieties. We founded Shoffner Farm Research and SFR Seed to be on the cutting edge of agricultural technology and are happy to watch that continue through the great team we have.”

Doug Davis

General Manager

Doug Davis has been involved in agriculture throughout his life. A native of Cotton Plant, Arkansas, Doug grew up on his family farm and aerial application service. He graduated from Arkansas State University with a Bachelor’s degree in Agricultural Business and started his professional career at Lawhon Farm Service in Wheatley. Doug has been with SFR Seed since 2007 as Production and Sales Manager in Newport and Des Arc.

Doug lives in McCrory with his wife Jonna, an elementary school teacher, and their children, Tanner, Ryce, Brody, Tyler, Melanie and Brittany as well as two grandchildren, Mason and Marley.

“It is my passion to work in seed, and I am blessed to work for a company that is involved in the research, production, distribution and sale of the very best genetics in the marketplace.”

Hallie Shoffner

Hallie Shoffner

Director of Research & Admin

Hallie is the youngest child of John and Wendy Shoffner and grew up in Shoffner, Arkansas. Hallie has a bachelor’s degree from Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Tennessee, and her master’s degree from the University of Arkansas in Little Rock, Arkansas.

“I grew up in this business and am happy to return to it. Agriculture is Arkansas’s most important industry and Arkansas farmers are some of the best people.”

Kyle McLaughlin

Warehouse Manager

Kyle is a native of Grubbs, Arkansas. He started his career in agriculture with Farmers Elevator in 1993 conditioning, treating and packaging seed. For the past 17 years, he has worked for Riceland Foods – 13 years in the milling process and four years as the Shipping & Packaging Superintendent.

Kyle lives in Grubbs with his wife, Shawna, a CSR at Merchants & Planters Bank in Newport, and his daughter, Shelby. They attend Central Baptist Church in Newport. Kyle is an avid Razorback fan.

“I am very thankful to work for such a great company that is committed to helping farmers.”

Sy Williams

Research Farm Operations Manager

Growing up on a family farm in Grubbs, Arkansas, Sy has been involved in agriculture his whole life. He graduated from Arkansas State University with a Bachelor’s degree in Agricultural Business and started his seed research career with Syngenta Seeds in Bay, Arkansas.

Sy lives in Harrisburg with his wife Tara, an ASU Nursing graduate and their two children, Gentrye and Ross. They attend Harrisburg Church of Christ. When Sy isn’t watching my kids play sports, he enjoys spending time outdoors hunting and fishing.

Scott Loftin

Scott Loftin


Scott is a native of Newport, Arkansas, where he lives with his wife, Kristen, and his young children. He’s a veteran of the United States Marine Corps and an integral part of SFR Seed’s conditioning operation at Hickory Grove.

Ryce Davis

Ryce Davis

Warehouseman & Quality Assurance

Ryce Davis lives in McCrory with his wife Kasin and newborn daughter, Haven. He’s a integral part of the seed conditioning operation at Hickory Grove and maintains SFR Seed’s Quality Assurance.