Leroy Alford grew up raising hogs & growing cotton & vegetables in rural Mississippi before embarking on a nearly 24-year career in the Air Force. Retiring in 2006 as a Lieutenant Colonel, Leroy began raising cattle in 2012 and owns and operates SL3 Alford Farm in West Point, MS.

Earlier this year, Leroy was awarded a Farmer Veteran Fellowship thanks to the Bob Woodruff Foundation which he used to purchase a Priefert Ranch Equipment squeeze chute and other items.