#USARiceOutlook Contest: Week One

Mark Isbell and son, Sam, in a combine
Tweeting? Farming? Or both!
Oct 14, 2015
ARLINGTON, VA—Mark Isbell, a rice farmer from Little Rock, Arkansas is the first finalist selected in the #USARiceOutlook social media contest.  A weekly winner will be announced every Wednesday until November 4, and will be in the running for the grand prize of a free registration to USA Rice’s Outlook Conference in New Orleans December 9-11.

For contest eligibility, participants can retweet or share USA Rice’s posts about the Outlook Conference, or they can create their own original content using the hashtag #USARiceOutlook.  Members can share what they are looking forward to most at Outlook, which speaker they are most excited about, their favorite part about New Orleans, etc.  Creativity is encouraged!

“I'm really excited to see USA Rice using Twitter to create a stronger community within the rice industry while also reaching out to consumers around the world,” said Isbell, a recent graduate of the Rice Leadership Program.  “Many may not realize what a strong agricultural community there is on Twitter, and how this simple tool gives us a way to not only hear and see what is going on around the world, but to speak back, even from the seat of a tractor.  I encourage everyone to participate in the conversation.”

Follow @usaricenews on Twitter for more exciting updates about the 2015 USA Rice Conference and remember to tweet us using #USARiceOutlook!