Mention has been made of Johnson County's prominent claims as a fruit producing region. As a means to the furtherance of this interest, the Johnson County Pomological Society was organized in the spring of 1889, of which J. M. Thompson as president, G. W. Hinchee vice president, F. M. Farris secretary, and R. G. Ward treasurer.
An exhibition was held at Clarksville in the fall of 1889, and later a majority of the exhibits took prizes at the Fort Smith fair. The second annual exhibition was held at Clarksville in October, 1890, and, like its predecessor, was a great success, attracting much more general attention than the first.
County agricultural fairs are talked of, and are likely to be inaugurated at no distant day. Organization and determined effort are surely doing their work in pushing Johnson County to the front.