CLEVELAND, MS -- USA Rice staff attended Delta Rice Promotion’s Twenty-Seventh Annual National Rice Month Luncheon here last Friday with hundreds of people gathered to celebrate the U.S. rice industry and fellowship over a delicious meal.
The meal was prepared by local restaurants and included a variety of rice dishes and desserts. People from all across Mississippi and surrounding states attend and have the chance to win door prizes and meet with various organizations such as Mississippi Farm Bureau, Mississippi State University Extension Service, Mississippi Land Bank and Mid-Delta Health.
USA Rice staff talked with attendees about the organization’s role in the industry as well as how important rice is to waterfowl habitat, the Mississippi Delta economy, and the state.
“This was my first year at the luncheon and it exceeded expectations,” said Kane Webb, USA Rice director of field services. “There was a huge crowd and more rice dishes than I’d ever seen in one place – they were all great, too. The atmosphere was definitely ‘All Things Rice.’ I’m already looking forward to next year here!”