Peggy Clark of Arkadelphia was inducted into the Arkansas Agriculture Hall of Fame on Friday, March 2.

Peggy Clark of Arkadelphia was inducted into the Arkansas Agriculture Hall of Fame on Friday, March 2.
Clark is an owner and the man-aging partner of Clark Timberlands and has been synonymous with sustainable forestry for almost 40 years.
Clark assumed the role of manager of her family businesses in 1987 after the untimely death of her father, Charles Clark. The business then encompassed timberland in eight south-central Ar- kansas counties and included other real estate investments, a livestock auction, and a working farm and cattle ranch.
In what would become a series of “firsts” in her career, she was the first
woman appointed to the Arkansas Forestry Commission in 1979, and remained on the board through 2006. She also was the first female president of the Arkan- sas Forestry Association, the first woman to serve as president of the national Forest Landowners Association and the first female elected to First Commercial Corporation’s board of directors.
She currently serves on the boards of the Ross Foundation in Arkadel- phia, the Wagoner Foundation in Hot Springs, the Old Statehouse Board, the Hot Springs Chamber of Commerce, the Garvan Woodland Gardens Board of
Directors and the Reynolds Institute on Aging in Little Rock. In addition, she has served as president of the Conference of Southwest Foundations and eight years on the national board of the U.S. Endowment for Forestry and Communities. She was named in Arkansas Business magazine as one of Arkansas’ Top 100 Women.
A graduate of the University of Arkansas, she received a bachelor’s degree in history in 1971.
Other inductees are Ford Baldwin of Austin, William C. “Bill” Bridgforth of Pine Bluff, the late Adam J. McClung, Dr. Lew E. Brinkley of Jonesboro and John Reuben Clark of Fayetteville.