A Long History of Success

Ritter Agribusiness is uniquely qualified with a long history and a solid track record of performance in the agriculture industry.

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Who We Are

Our History

Agriculture has always been at the core of both the Ritter family and the family businesses. Ernest Ritter, the founder of the company, moved from his family’s farm in Iowa to manage a timber and sawmill operation in Poinsett County, Arkansas in 1886. From the beginning of the sawmill business, he acquired, cleared and farmed substantial landholdings. Mr. Ritter and his wife, Anna, also established other businesses for landowners, tenants and residents across Northeast Arkansas, including a mercantile store, ice plant, cotton gin, telephone company and others.

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Our Present

Ritter Agribusiness Holdings, Inc. is still family-owned and is one of the most well-known and respected agricultural businesses in Arkansas and the Delta region. With a management portfolio of over $200 million, the Ritter asset management team brings experience and excellence in overseeing diverse agricultural assets ranging from specialty crops such as berries, flowers and others to traditional commoditized row crops such as soybeans, rice, cotton, corn and wheat. 

Our Future

Ritter Agribusiness is moving forward with a time-tested, proven methodology coupled with new technology to stay at the forefront in the agriculture industry. We are committed to establishing and maintaining trust-based, long-term relatioships with clients, tenants and vendors for mutual benefit. We are also dedicated to practicing stewardship of the land and water resources we manage for environmental conservation and sustainability.

What We Do

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We maintain our heritage of farming some of our owned land in including berries, flowers and others.

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Ritter maintains its heritage of farming as manager and steward of its farmland holdings.

Our Values

Ritter Agribusiness employees are committed to maintaining a positive work environment and company culture while upholding our company values:


Do Right: We do the right thing with respect, integrity, fairness, honesty and empathy.


Build Relationships: We build strong, inclusive, open and trusting relationships with each other, our customers, our vendors and the community.


Cultivate Teamwork: We pursue the success of the whole; communicate transparently, build trust, and embrace and cultivate cross-functional teamwork.


Grow & Improve: We create value by improving ourselves, each other, our organization and our communities with courage, diversity and passion.


Take Ownership: We act as stewards by following through on our commitments and holding ourselves and others accountable.

Agribusiness Is In Our Blood