Rice Leadership Class Graduates Next Month

Jan 22, 2015
 STUTTGART, AR- The 2013-2015 Rice Leadership Development Class will hold the fourth and final session of their two year program next month in Washington D.C. The Session will be held at the same time as the USA Rice Federation Government Affairs Conference and will allow the class members to observe the leadership of the U.S. rice industry conducting their business meetings, as well as participating in lobbing efforts on the Hill.
Class members will also take part in meetings with various government agencies that impact the U.S. rice industry, attend the World Market Price meeting, and participate in a special graduation ceremony.
The class is made up of five rice producers: John Compton, Jennings, LA; Seth Fiack, Glenn, CA; Mark Isbell, North Little Rock, AR; Steven Schuler, Woodland, CA; Joel Stevens, Monticello, AR, and two industry representatives: Robb Dedman, Pro Ag Consulting, Inc., Rison, AR and Wes Long, RiceTec, Inc., Benton, AR.

The Rice Leadership Development Program is sponsored by John Deere Company, RiceTec, Inc., and American Commodity Company through a grant to the Rice Foundation and managed by the USA Rice Federation.

Contact: Chuck Wilson (870) 673-7541