In the fall of 1929, John O. Farmer II - with $50.00 in his pocket - hitchhiked to Rolla, Missouri. It was his intention to enroll in the Missouri School of Mines and study Petroleum Engineering. John O. took room and board at a local hotel and worked the night shift to pay his way through school.
John O. Farmer III jumped into the petroleum field with both feet when he was 7 years old and landed in the slush pond on one of the company drill sites. The rig crew pulled him out in a hurry but not before he was covered head to toe in the thick, black gunk.
John O. Farmer IV's favorite job was getting out in the field to do well site geology, especially when they discovered the black gold. John's computer geology experience has also been of great benefit in computerizing the geology department and developing a 3D seismic program.