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For Immediate Release

Agriculture Hall of Fame solicits nominations

10/7/2011 at 12:00 a.m.


LITTLE ROCK — The Arkansas Agriculture Hall of Fame is accepting nominees for induction into the class of 2011. The public can nominate new or previously nominated candidates who were not inducted. The Arkansas Agriculture Hall of Fame Committee makes the final selections.  

Cal McCastlain, chairman of the Arkansas Agriculture Hall of Fame, says anyone can nominate a person believed worthy for the honor.

“We seek to honor worthy individuals who made a profound impact on Arkansas agriculture and contributed to improving the quality of life for rural Arkansans,” McCastlain said.

Established 24 years ago, 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.

“We honor people who have played meaningful roles in advancing agriculture in the state,” McCastlain said. “It’s important to recognize the men and women who have dedicated their lives to this cause.”

The Farm Bureau Center in Little Rock houses the Agriculture Hall of Fame. The accomplishments of 126 men and women are showcased there. The Agriculture Hall of Fame is sponsored by Arkansas Farm Bureau and the Arkansas State Chamber of Commerce.

The nomination deadline is Nov. 11. Additional information and nomination forms are available at aghalloffame@arfb.com or from Gary Keathley at 501-228-1298. The induction ceremony will be March 9, 2012 in Little Rock.

 

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For more information contact:

Steve Eddington
steve.eddington@arfb.com
(501) 228-1383
PO Box 31, Little Rock 72203

or

Gregg Patterson
gregg.patterson@arfb.com
(501) 228-1282
PO Box 31, Little Rock 72203

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