2017 Rice Awards Application Open

Three Rice-Award-Winners stand in front of 2016 Outlook step and repeat
Last year's winners (from left): Steve Linscombe, Gary Sebree, and Richard Fontenot
Apr 18, 2017
ARLINGTON, VA -- USA Rice, in conjunction with Horizon Ag and Rice Farming magazine, is seeking nominations for the 2017 Rice Awards to recognize rice leaders who exemplify dedication, determination, and innovation to the industry.

The Rice Awards honor outstanding industry leaders from three distinct categories:  Rice Farmer of the Year, Rice Industry Award, and the Rice Lifetime Achievement Award.  To nominate a candidate for one of these prestigious awards, complete the application form by June 15 and follow the submission instructions listed there.

The award recipients will be recognized at the USA Rice Outlook Conference in San Antonio, December 10-12, 2017, where an official presentation will be made at the annual awards luncheon.  They also will be featured in a special insert of the December issue of Rice Farming.

The recipients of last year’s Rice Awards were Rice Farmer of the Year, Richard Fontenot, Ville Platte, Louisiana; Rice Industry Award, Steve Linscombe, director of the LSU AgCenter, Crowley, Louisiana; and Rice Lifetime Achievement Award, Gary Sebree, Stuttgart, Arkansas.  

Go here for a complete list of past winners.