Sep 08, 2016
STUTTGART, AR -- 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.
The Rice Leadership Development Program, sponsored by John Deere Company, RiceTec, Inc., and American Commodity Company, provides a comprehensive understanding of the rice industry, with an emphasis on personal development and communication skills. During a two-year period, class members attend four one-week sessions designed to strengthen leadership skills through studies of all aspects of the rice industry.
The class is comprised of five rice producers and two industry-related professionals chosen by a committee of agribusiness leaders. The committee evaluates the applications of all candidates, reviews letters of recommendation, and conducts personal interviews with the finalists. Interviews will be conducted at the USA Rice Outlook Conference in Memphis, Tennessee, in December.
Additional information on the Rice Leadership Development Program and an application form can be found on the USA Rice website.