Politics. Media. The military. Sports. Outdoors.
Studying the writing craft and pursuing elusive truths and whitetail deer.
Lyon College is a private liberal arts school in Batesville, Ark. Rick Fahr studied as an Anderson Scholar and graduated with a cumulative 3.4 GPA. While at Lyon, he was named the top journalism student.
Rick Fahr has covered politics in Arkansas since May 1992. That election cycle had special significance in Arkansas as it christened Blanche Lincoln as representative for the state's 1st District and saw Gov. Bill Clinton ascend to the presidency. Fahr has covered politics in all four of Arkansas's four congressional districts and at the state Capitol. As a journalist, Fahr covers politics down the middle of the road. As a columnist or editorialist, he leans left on some issues (social) and right on others (fiscal).
Rick Fahr is president of a hunting club in the pine forest of South Arkansas. He is a lifelong angler and hunter with knowledge of hunting deer, turkey, squirrel, rabbit, duck, dove, coyote and feral hog. In his angling career, Fahr has caught thousands of bass, bream, crappie, walleye, catfish, grennel, carp and one long-nose gar that would have been the state record had he not thrown it back.
Rick Fahr has served as the leader in content for Arkansas Agribusiness, a quarterly publication of Arkansas Business Publishing Group. Fahr is a native of the Arkansas rice-growing Delta and is familiar with row-crop farming and livestock production, as well as the timber industry.
As public information officer for Arkansas Department of Emergency Management, Rick Fahr produced a monthly newsletter that included timely preparedness and safety tips, reviewed recent emergency situations/outcomes and provided reviews of gear and programs.