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For Immediate Release

Agriculture Hall of Fame announces website

3/9/2012 at 12:00 a.m.



LITTLE ROCK — The Arkansas Agriculture Hall of Fame announces the debut of its website, arkansasaghalloffame.org. The launch of the site coincides with today’s 24th annual Hall of Fame induction ceremony in Little Rock. The site features profiles of all 130 members since the Hall’s inception in 1987, including the five inducted today.

“The Agriculture Hall of Fame website is an excellent complement to our permanent exhibit,” says Cal McCastlain, chairman of the Hall of Fame Committee. “The Hall of Fame exists to honor past and current leaders who have dedicated their lives selflessly to furthering the cause of agriculture in Arkansas and to build public awareness of the state’s largest industry.

“The men and women who are enshrined in the Hall of Fame each, in their own way, led the advancement of the food and fiber industry in Arkansas and their stories deserve to be told. This new website which debuts today makes it very easy for visitors to access their biographies and learn more about how they influenced our food production system,” McCastlain says.

The site is easy to navigate and visitors may search for biographies of inductees by name, year or inductee class. The Agriculture Hall of Fame exhibit is located at the Farm Bureau Center, 10720 Kanis Road in west Little Rock. It was established in 1987 by Paul Harvel and C.R. Sawrie of the Greater Little Rock Chamber of Commerce and is sponsored today by the Arkansas State Chamber of Commerce and Arkansas Farm Bureau.

 

 

The Arkansas Agriculture Hall of Fame is sponsored by the Arkansas State Chamber of Commerce and Arkansas Farm Bureau. The program seeks to build public awareness of agriculture; and to honor/recognize past and current leaders who have given selflessly to the farm industry, their communities and to economic development in the state.

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For more information contact:

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

or

Ken Moore
ken.moore@arfb.com
(501) 228-1512
PO Box 31, Little Rock 72203

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