Les Crall has been in peanut farming for 27 years and currently serves as the 2022 chairman of the National Peanut Board. Also, he serves as chairman of the Oklahoma Peanut Commission and is serving his second term on the Peanut Standards Board.
Crall earned an undergraduate degree in Accounting and a Master of Business Administration from Southwestern Oklahoma State University (SWOSU) and a Juris Doctorate from the University of Oklahoma. As a member of the SWOSU faculty for 29 years, Crall served as associate dean of the Everett Dobson School of Business & Technology and in 2018, he received the SWOSU Alumni Association Emeritus Award. In 2022, Crall was inducted into the Oklahoma Higher Education Hall of Fame.
Les and his wife Laurie have one daughter, Carlie. The Cralls’ primary farming enterprises are growing peanuts, corn, cotton, wheat, hay and maintaining a cow/calf operation. Crall is the past president of the Weatherford Rotary Club, past-president of the Weatherford Chamber of Commerce and a Paul Harris Fellow. Les and Laurie are members of First Baptist Church of Weatherford. Les enjoys spending time with family and friends. He also provides the radio broadcast commentary for the Southwestern Oklahoma State University Bulldogs football team and has been the public address announcer during the basketball season for nearly three decades.