Arkansas Horizon Ag Field Day Emphasizes Quality

AR-Horizon-Ag-Field-Day, large group stands in rice field listening to researcher
Speaking to a crowd
Aug 05, 2016
JONESBORO, AR – Horizon Ag welcomed more than 100 attendees to its annual Field Day held yesterday at Mark Wimpy Farms.  The event included a look at current and new Clearfield varieties as well as an update on the harvest in Louisiana and Texas.

“Today was an opportunity to show the focus Horizon Ag has on providing valuable agronomic information to help rice farmers maximize production and profits and to show we have heard the message loud and clear for the need to improve quality,” said Tim Walker, Horizon Ag general manager.

“Not only are we committed to improving production on U.S. rice farms, we are also focused on improving the overall quality of U.S.-grown rice to meet the needs of our export partners," Walker said.  "Our industry was once the unmatched leader in producing high-quality rice grain, but today, there is more competition for that title.  We can separate ourselves again by focusing breeding and development on varieties that bring value at the buyer level and improved production at the farm level."

Walker also reminded everyone about The Rice Foundation’s Rice Leadership Development Program, of which he is an alumni, and encouraged anyone between the age of 25 to 45 who is a rice producer or a related industry employee who derives their primary livelihood from the rice industry to apply.  Applications are available on the USA Rice website.