Six individuals are being inducted into the Arkansas Agriculture Hall of Fame in 2020.
Three of the inductees are George Tidwell of Lonoke, a former Arkansas State Plant Board chairman; Thomas Vaughns of Marianna, a retired Cooperative Extension Agent; and Gene Woodall, a retired University of Arkansas faculty member.
There will also be three posthumous inductions into the hall of fame. These include Jane Ross of Arkadelphia, Gene Sullivan, and Leo Sutterfield of Mountain View.
“What a marvelous class of inductees who reflect the broad and dramatic impact of agriculture across the state of Arkansas,” Arkansas Agriculture Hall of Fame committee chairman Butch Calhoun said in a statement. “The six included in class XXXIII include many different areas of agriculture, including production, research, aviation, stewardship and community leadership.
The Arkansas Agriculture Hall of Fame is designed to honor individuals who have had a significant impact on Arkansas’ agricultural industry and economic development. Established in 1987, the physical hall of fame exhibit is housed in the Farm Bureau Center located in west Little Rock.
In 2019, five individuals were inducted into the hall of fame. These individuals included Dr. L.B. (Bernie) Daniels, Dr. Ed Fryar, Dr. Donna L. Graham, Dr. Terry Siebenmorgen, and David Walt.
The six new individuals will bring the total of hall of fame inductees to 175.
The Arkansas Agriculture Hall of Fame Class XXXIII induction ceremony will be held Friday, March 6, at 11:30 a.m., at the Embassy Suites ballroom in Little Rock.
Tickets to the event are $35, and tickets can be purchased here.
See below for biographies of each 2020 Arkansas Agriculture Hall of Fame inductee.