LITTLE ROCK — 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 164 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.


“Agriculture is the heart and soul of the state of Arkansas,” said Calhoun, a former state legislator and Arkansas Agriculture Secretary. “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.


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 1, 2019 in Little Rock.