Arkansas Agriculture Hall of Fame seeks nominations

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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 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 176 men and women have been inducted.

Debbie Moreland, chairman of the Arkansas Agriculture Hall of Fame, said anyone can nominate a person believed worthy of the honor.

“Agriculture is a very clear example of the heart and soul of the state of Arkansas,” said Moreland, program administrator for the Arkansas Association of Conservation Districts and a member of a farm family in Pulaski County.

“Our farmers and ranchers drive the state’s strongest economic engine. Agriculture is the largest business sector in the state, sustaining more than 235,000 jobs and accounting for almost $21 billion in value added to the Arkansas economy,” she said.

“The sole purpose of the Arkansas Agriculture Hall of Fame is to honor worthy individuals who have made an impact on agriculture, our state’s largest industry. Arkansas is home to world-class farmers and ranchers and agricultural businessmen and women, as evidenced by those who have previously been inducted into the Arkansas Agriculture Hall of Fame,” Moreland added.

Nomination forms are available here. Forms can also be requested by calling 501-228-1609.