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Ark. Agriculture Hall of Fame Solicits Nominations

LITTLE ROCK — The Arkansas Agriculture Hall of Fame is seeking nominations from the public for its class of 2016. The nomination deadline is Nov. 4.

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 153 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.

“Arkansas agriculture is a wonderful reflection of the resourcefulness and ingenuity of business in our state,” said Calhoun, Arkansas’ former Secretary of Agriculture. “Agriculture has a profound effect on every county and community in our state. The role of the Arkansas Agriculture Hall of Fame is to honor the worthy individuals who made an impact on Arkansas 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 4, 2017 in Little Rock.

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