Mar 11, 2015
ARLINGTON, VA -- Class 45 of the California Agricultural Leadership Program visited USA Rice Federation headquarters today to learn about the work of the national rice organization.
The 17-month program provides advanced leadership development for emerging agricultural leaders and exposes participants to a wide array of ag business and technical interests. The current class members represent a broad spectrum of California crops and agribusiness, and include Rick Rhody with The Sun Valley Rice Company, and rice grower Correen Davis from Gorrill Ranch in Durham, CA.
The program includes an international session, so much of today's meeting with USA Rice President & CEO Betsy Ward, COO Bob Cummings, and International Promotion Director Sarah Moran focused on trade issues facing the rice industry and U.S. ag interests in general.
"The group was very engaged and asked excellent questions," said Ward. "As with our industry's Rice Leadership Program, the investment in California's future ag leaders will pay enormous dividends going forward and we were happy to share our knowledge and experience with the group."
Contact: Trish Alderson (703) 236-1472