Barry & Donna Kirkpatrick
Barry was raised in Burleson, Texas and grew up showing cattle throughout his high school years. He graduated from Tarleton State University in 1980 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Agricultural Education. Barry was a vocational agricultural science teacher for over 30 years. He began his teaching career in Arlington and then made his way to Parker county and served students in Springtown, Poolville, and Brock. Barry retired from Brock High School in 2009. Many former students still keep in contact with him today which shows his dedication to his students and the level of impact that he made during his many years in the profession. He helped many students earn their way to the winner’s circle at stock shows all across Texas.
Donna grew up in Fort Worth, Texas. However, her weekends from a very young age were spent in Poolville running cattle and working on the family ranch. Donna and Barry made their way to Parker county as quickly as their careers would allow to raise their 2 boys, Krayton and Cameron. Donna was a great supporter of her husband’s teaching career and enjoyed helping her sons raise and show livestock. Donna continues to help manage the family ranch and strives to preserve the traditions and practices that her parents and grandparents instilled in her.
Krayton, Lisa, Landry and Braylee Kirkpatrick
817-374-9721 or 817-597-8864
Krayton is a Parker county native who grew up showing cattle and swine from the time he was in elementary school. He was always willing to help work cattle on the family ranch and later managed a ranch in Stephenville during his college years. He pursued a degree in Agricultural Services and Development and graduated in 2008 from Tarleton State University. Krayton is very passionate about raising quality cattle and passing his love of raising livestock on to his girls.
Lisa grew up in Weatherford, Texas and found a love for showing cattle during high school. She pursued her bachelor’s degree in Animal Science at Texas A&M University. Upon graduation, she obtained a full time position at Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo as a Livestock Show Coordinator and later as the Calf Scramble Coordinator. While working in Houston, Lisa continued her education to earn her Master’s Degree in Agricultural and Consumer Sciences from Tarleton State University. After working with many great kids and ag teachers from around the state, Lisa decided to return to Parker county to pursue her teaching career. She became an Ag Science teacher at Springtown High School. Her experience in education and passion for her students, lead her to pursue positions in school administration and her doctoral degree. She graduated from Tarleton State University with a Doctor of Education degree in December of 2016.
Krayton and Lisa live in Poolville, Texas with their two girls, Braylee (7) and Landry (2).