The Arkansas Agriculture Hall of Fame is seeking nominations from the public for its next class. The nomination deadline is Nov. 1.
The Agriculture Hall of Fame recognizes Arkansans who are or have contributed significantly to the state’s largest industry, while spotlighting their contributions to the state’s economic development. Since its first class was selected in 1987, a total of 158 men and women have been inducted.
Butch Calhoun, chairman of the Arkansas Agriculture Hall of Fame, says anyone can nominate a person believed worthy of the honor.
“Agriculture is the reflection of the state of Arkansas, with almost limitless stories of success,” said Calhoun, former Arkansas secretary of agriculture. “While Arkansans enjoys touting the success of our native sons and daughters who have succeeded near and far in business, politics, sports and entertainment, I will tell you we have some of the world’s best farmers and ranchers in our state as well.
“The role of the Arkansas Agriculture Hall of Fame is to honor the worthy individuals who made an impact on our state’s largest industry, agriculture.”
The Farm Bureau Center in Little Rock houses the Agriculture Hall of Fame, which is sponsored by the Arkansas State Chamber of Commerce and Arkansas Farm Bureau.
Additional information and online nomination forms are available at www.arkansasaghalloffame.org. Forms can also be requested by calling Cindra Bell at (501) 228-1609.
The induction ceremony for the next class will be March 2, 2018, in Little Rock.