Agri Hall of Fame to Induct 5, Including Stanley Reed

The Arkansas Agriculture Hall of Fame will induct five new members Friday at its 24th annual Induction Luncheon.

Inductees are Lionel Barton of Fayetteville; Abraham Carpenter Sr., Grady; Howarth Erwin Taylor, Hickory Ridge; the late Jon S. Fitch, Hindsville, and the late Stanley E. Reed of Marianna.

The ceremony will begin at 11:30 a.m. from the Embassy Suites in west Little Rock. The induction program will begin at approximately 12:15 p.m.

The Agriculture Hall of Fame recognizes state agricultural leaders "who have given selflessly to the farm industry, their communities and to economic development in Arkansas," according to a news release issued by Arkansas Farm B ureau, which sponsors the event.