Tim Nourse, President of Nourse Farms, Inc (left) with Dr. John Clark (right) at the retirement event for Dr. John Clark in Fayetteville, AK on October 27, 2022.
Dr. Clark dedicated his career to fruit breeding at the University of Arkansas and is most noted for his successes with grapes and blackberry varieties. Dr. Clark released over 60 varieties in his tenure.
The blackberry varieties he is most noted for are Natchez, Ouachita, Prime Ark 45, Caddo, and Ponca. Nourse Farms has been a licensed propagator of the Arkansas blackberry varieties for many years and is grateful for Dr. Clark’s contribution to the industry.
We wish John all the best in his retirement!