Daniel McFarland

Dale Bumpers College of Agricultural, Food & Life Sciences, B.S. in Animal Science
Keithville, Louisiana

Parents: Mairus and Regina McFarland

Mentor: Rudy Trejo

  • President, Associated Student Government
  • President, Arkansas Booster Club
  • Director of Homecoming, Student Alumni Board
  • Vice Chairman, national Junior Angus Association Board of Directors
  • Event Chair, Volunteer Action Center Board
  • Pearson Student Advisory Board
  • Chair, Program Allocations Board
  • Student Ambassador

Growing up, Daniel McFarland was raised to believe he was blessed with certain talents not for himself, but for the benefit of serving others. He says his life has been enriched as he pursues his dream to impact the lives of the youth of his generation.

The Louisiana native and Honors College student fell in love with the University of Arkansas and its rich traditions after the first month of his freshman year after nearly backing out at the last minute to attend college in his home state.

It didn’t take Daniel long to get involved on campus. Many students on campus recognize his name as the leader of the student body. His lengthy list of volunteer work ranges from dedicated his time to Razorfest to serving as a Make a Difference Day coordinator to participating in the American Cancer Society’s Relay for Life. He has even used his musical talent to serve as a monthly violinist and pianist at Butterfield Trail Village, the Cross Church music ministry and a guest musician at the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People Image Awards.

An animal sciences major, Daniel plans to attend veterinarian school. He also has work experience as a manager of the Flying Eagle Ranch in Keithville, Louisiana, and as a beef lab assistant on campus. He has also been involved with the American Angus Association since 2007.