2018 Rice Awards Application Open

2017 Rice-Awards recipients holding plaques, standing in front of Outlook step-and-repeat
From left: Christian Richard, Chuck Wilson, and Dr. Xueyan Sha
Apr 20, 2018

ARLINGTON, VA -- USA Rice, in conjunction with Horizon Ag and Rice Farming magazine, is seeking nominations for the 2018 Rice Awards to recognize rice leaders who exemplify dedication, determination, and innovation to the industry.

The Rice Awards honor outstanding industry leaders from three distinct categories:  Rice Farmer of the Year, Rice Industry Award, and the Rice Lifetime Achievement Award.  To nominate a candidate for one of these prestigious awards, complete the application form by June 15 and follow the submission instructions listed there.

The award recipients will be recognized at the USA Rice Outlook Conference in San Diego, December 5-7, 2018.  They also will be featured in a special insert of the December issue of Rice Farming.

The recipients of last year’s Rice Awards were Rice Farmer of the Year, Christian Richard, Kaplan, Louisiana; Rice Industry Award, Dr. Xueyan Sha, with the University of Arkansas; and Rice Lifetime Achievement Award, Chuck Wilson, who recently retired after working 40 years in the U.S. rice industry and was best known for managing The Rice Foundation’s Rice Leadership Development Program.

Go here for more information on last year’s award winners and for a complete list of past winners.