Manila man inducted into Ark. Agriculture Hall of Fame

Manila man inducted into Ark. Agriculture Hall of Fame
(Source: WTOC)

JONESBORO, Ark. (KAIT) - A Northeast Arkansas man is among six who will be inducted this year into the Arkansas Agriculture Hall of Fame.

Randy Veach of Manila is a former president of the Arkansas Farm Bureau, according to Arkansas Business.

Others who will be inducted include:

  • Rick Cartwright of Fayetteville, who retired as director of the Cooperative Extension Service
  • Joe Don Greenwood of Hermitage, a longtime ag educator
  • The late Russell Roy Reynolds, who was director of the U.S. Forest Service Crossett Experimental Forest for 34 years
  • Mark Waldrip of Moro, founder of Armor Seed Co.
  • Andrew Wargo III of Watson, farm manager of the 15,000-acre Baxter Land Co. for more than 50 years.
Top row, from left: Mark Waldrip, Randy Veach and Joe Don Greenwood. Bottom row, from left: Rick Cartwright, Andrew Wargo III and Russell Roy Reynolds.
Top row, from left: Mark Waldrip, Randy Veach and Joe Don Greenwood. Bottom row, from left: Rick Cartwright, Andrew Wargo III and Russell Roy Reynolds. (Source: Arkansas Agriculture Hall of Fame via Arkansas Business)

Induction ceremonies for this latest class has not been set, according to the article. The Arkansas Agriculture Hall of Fame board of directors is working to secure a date for mid-summer.

“Like almost every program, we have been forced to adjust our schedule and plans, though we very much hope to have an in-person event to celebrate this marvelous class of inductees,” said Butch Calhoun, the chairman. “When you pull together all parts of agriculture in celebration of our state’s largest industry, and to recognize those who have made such a meaningful contribution, it is a special, special day.”

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