Brandon Roark 1Brandon Roark grew up in the Artemus community of Knox County and has been farming there since he was 16-years old.  Brandon cuts hay for sale and for his 40 head of cattle on his family farm and land he leases in the county.  With the $7,500 SOAR Farm Loan, Brandon purchased a second tractor and implements to he can farm more efficiently and not always be moving his equipment from field-to-field around the county.