• 2017/19 Rice Leadership Program Tours the Gulf Coast

    Apr 07, 2017
    Last week, the 2017/19 Rice Leadership Development Class attended the first session of the two-year program traditionally held in the Gulf Coast area of Texas and Louisiana, making stops that include examination of rice production practices, milling, and marketing as well as other aspects of the U.S. rice industry.
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  • 2017/19 Leadership Development Program Class Announced

    Dec 16, 2016
    Members of the 2017/19 Rice Leadership Development Program class were announced last week during the annual Rice Awards Luncheon at the 2016 USA Rice Outlook Conference.
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  • International Rice Leadership Class – Lessons from Great Britain & Spain

    Nov 21, 2016
    Earlier this month, the 2016 International Rice Leadership Class traveled to Europe to get an overview of the market for U.S. rice in the UK and to learn about the Spanish rice market. The class met with a diverse group of industry representatives including importers, exporters, and millers, and U.S. government officials working in London and Madrid.
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  • Leadership Class Gets Up Close in California

    Sep 23, 2016
    Last week, the 2015/17 Rice Leadership Development Class completed Session Three of the program, a comprehensive tour of California's Central Valley rice country. The week-long program consisted of farm and mill visits, observation of water systems here, and meetings with representatives of the California Rice Commission, California Rice Research Station, and Glenn-Colusa Irrigation District, as well as a close look at rice harvest.
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  • October 1 Deadline for 2017 Rice Leadership Development Program Applications

    Sep 08, 2016
    The deadline to apply for the 2017 Rice Leadership Development Program is October 1, less than a month away. Rice producers or industry-related professionals between the ages of 25 and 45 are eligible to apply.
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  • Rice Leadership Class Completes Session II

    Jul 01, 2016
    The 2016/18 Rice Leadership Development Program class began their week of training in Chicago at the Chicago Board of Trade (CBOT), where they met with Fred Seamon, Senior Director, Commodity Research & Product Development. Seamon provided an overview on using the CBOT as a tool to reduce risk.
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  • Rice Foundation Accepting Applications for 2017 Rice Leadership Development Program

    Jun 28, 2016
    The Rice Foundation is accepting applications for the 2017 Rice Leadership Development Program.
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  • Rice Leadership Development Class Graduates

    Feb 24, 2016
    The Rice Leadership Development Program's Class of 2014-16 graduated from the prestigious program during a special ceremony at the USA Rice Federation's 2016 Government Affairs Conference this week.
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  • Rice Leadership Grad Named Rice Farmer of the Year

    Jan 26, 2016
    Mark Isbell of North Little Rock, Arkansas, was named 2016 Rice Farmer of the Year at the Cotton & Rice Conference here. Isbell is part of a multi-generation rice farm in central Arkansas focused on zero-grade farming and rice behind rice rotation. He earned both a BA and an MA from the University of Arkansas at Little Rock, where he teaches part time.
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  • 2016/18 Leadership Development Program Class Announced

    Dec 15, 2015
    Members of the 2016/18 Rice Leadership Development Program class were announced last Friday during the annual Rice Awards Luncheon at the 2015 USA Rice Outlook Conference.
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