• 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. Full story
  • 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. Full story
  • 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. Full story
  • Rice Leadership Class Member Wins Top Honor in Arkansas

    Dec 10, 2015

    In acknowledgement of the high caliber of people chosen to participate in the Rice Leadership Development program, another member has won a Young Farmer & Rancher Achievement Award: Derek Haigwood in Arkansas. Full story
  • Tim Gertson holding rice research materials on Thailand trip Rice Leadership Alum Wins Texas Outstanding Young Farmer & Rancher Contest

    Dec 08, 2015

    Timothy and Lindy Gertson of Lissie, Texas, were named the winners of the 2015 Texas Farm Bureau (TFB) Outstanding Young Farmer & Rancher competition at TFB’s Annual Meeting last weekend. The Gertsons grow rice, sorghum, soybeans, and wheat in Wharton County. Full story
  • Leadership Class in Thailand- stand with local farmers in rice field USA Rice Leadership Class Alumni Visit Thailand

    Nov 13, 2015

    In early November, the 2015 International Rice Leadership Class toured Thailand to get an overview of the Thai rice market. The group met with a diverse group of industry representatives including Thai exporters/traders, farmers, millers, rice research stations, and U.S. government officials working in Thailand. Full story
  • Headshot of Vicky-Boyd, editor of Rice-Farming Magazine USA Rice Congratulates New Rice Farming Editor Vicky Boyd

    Oct 26, 2015

    One Grower Publishing has announced the hiring of Vicky Boyd as editor of Rice Farming and Soybean South publications. She also will be the managing editor of Cotton Farming magazine. Boyd is based in Modesto, California. Full story