The Chapman Family has established scholarships at TCU, Fort Worth, Texas for Ranch Management and the TCU Girls Rifle Team.

Pictured are three of the 2007 recipients, Zack Austin, James McGiluray, and Casey Hoffman.  All three graduated from the TCU Ranch Management Program the foremost Ranch Management Degree Program in the world. 

Livia and Barney Chapman (middle) with the three winners at the 2007 awards dinner.

The Scholarships are in the names of Dr. George W. Lacy, brother to Edith Lacy Chapman and Barney and Edith Lacy Chapman along with James Utley, a long time friend and business partner of Barney Chapman, Jr.  The Utley Scholarship also had contributions for numerous Dairy Queen operators of Texas.

Barney Chapman Getting DQ Award

Barney Chapman, entrepreneur, accepts the Texas Dairy Queen Lifetime Achievement Award with his daughter, Livia, at his side.

Reprinted from The Clarksville Times THURSDAY April 13, 2006 Page 6

BEDFORD, TX – Seasoned traveler, ranch manager, Dairy Queen® pioneer—Barney Chapman’s career has traveled down a number of different paths over the years inspiring family, friends and fellow DQ® operators to get involved and live their best life. On February 13th, he was honored by Texas Dairy Queen with its prestigious LifetimeAchievement Award.

Barney Chapman viewed the Dairy Queen® business from his family’s meat plant and decided in 1963 to own Dairy Queen® restaurants, acquiring new and purchased units to at one time become International Dairy Queen’s largest franchisee with 101 Dairy Queen restaurants.

“I did not do this,” Chapman said. “I am accepting this award for those that provided the assistance and pushed me a long so that I could enjoy the ride.”

Enjoy the ride he did. In one way or another, the Chapman Companies have been involved in the construction of more than 257 DQ® restaurants in four states and five foreign countries. Chapman has also served on the Texas Dairy Queen Operators’ Council Board of Directors and filled several officer positions, as well as arranging numerous seminars and Texas Dairy Queen travel.

Barney Chapman has seven children and five grandchildren. Son, Parrish Chapman, continues to “DQ it every day,” according to Chapman. Parrish owns and operates Dairy Queen restaurants in Amarillo and Dallas/Fort Worth.

Barney Chapman currently lives on and manages the Chapman Family Ranch in Clarksville, Texas. When he’s not working on the ranch, Chapman enjoys traveling and has just recently completed his 128th trip to Europe. “DQ, along with the support of family and friends, has allowed me to do things I had only dreamed about as a kid!” said Chapman.

Gene Brumbelow, Chairman of the Texas Dairy Queen Board of Directors, considers Barney Chapman a long time friend and mentor. “Barney is responsible for guiding and helping so many operators in the Dairy Queen system. We are all absolutely delighted that he has been singled out for this honor,” said Brumbelow.

The DQ® restaurants in Texas are represented by the Texas Dairy Queen Operators’ Council, which includes approximately 200 franchisees who operate approximately 600 restaurants throughout the state. The Council provides guidance and support for the owners in such areas as hot food quality control, marketing and operations.

Barney Chapman with Congressman Ralph Hall in his office lobbying for COOL.

Try as a Rancher might, he still has to get involved in Lobbying in Washington. Barney Chapman does the lobbying for the Chapman Ranches.

The Chapmans helped successfully rewrite the law to include the Country-of-Origin Labeling (COOL) reforms that were added to the 2007 farm bill by the Congress.  Now, if the Senate does not remove COOL from the farm bill, consumers will be able to go into a grocery store and know if the beef came from the United States or, if it came from some other country that might have Mad Cow disease.  Meat is about the only thing left that is not labeled with the country of origin.

Thanks for your support of the Texas ranchers.  Many in Washington thought that the cow-calf producer in Texas did not want COOL.  They had been misled by many others in different phases of live stock production and processing industry.