Randy was born and raised right here in Pope County. He graduated from Glenwood High School in 1980. He attended Alexandria Technical College where he graduated from the Farm Equipment Mechanics course in 1982. He spent the next two years working as a mechanic and a truck driver. He joined the family farm operation in 1984 with his father. He now owns and operates the family farm southeast of Lowry. Randy married his wife Patti in 1986. They have been blessed with 3 children, a son-in-law, a daughter-in-law and 8 grandchildren.