The Leadership Program Selection Committee, comprised of rice industry and agribusiness leaders, is responsible for choosing the five rice producers and two individuals from rice-industry related professions that will make up the Rice Leadership Development Class.  The Committee evaluates applications and recommendations and selects the finalists to be invited for in-person interviews.

  • Applications are due September 20, 2019.
  • Applicants must have two references submit recommendation forms by September 20, 2019.
  • Finalists will be interviewed at the 2019 USA Rice Outlook Conference in Little Rock, Arkansas.
  • Admissions to the Rice Leadership Development Class will be announced at the Annual Award Luncheon at the USA Rice Outlook Conference.