Arkansas Agriculture Hall of Fame seeks nominees

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The Arkansas Agriculture Hall of Fame is seeking nominations from the public for its next class. The deadline to submit is Nov. 1.

The Agriculture Hall of Fame recognizes Arkansans who have contributed significantly to the state’s largest economic sector, while spotlighting their contributions to the state’s economic development.

Since its first class was selected in 1987, a total of 164 people have been inducted.

Butch Calhoun, chairman of the Arkansas Agriculture Hall of Fame and current head of the , said anyone can nominate a person believed worthy of the honor.

“Agriculture is the heart and soul of the state of Arkansas,” Calhoun, a former state legislator and former Arkansas Agriculture Secretary said. “And we know that heart and soul is reflected by countless men and women from every corner of Arkansas. The sole purpose of the Arkansas Agriculture Hall of Fame is to honor the worthy individuals who made an impact on agriculture, our state’s largest industry.”

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. The induction ceremony for the next class will be March 1, 2019 in Little Rock.

Additional information and online nomination forms are available at Forms can also be requested by calling Cindra Bell at 501-228-1609.