Rice Farmers Recognized for Sustainability, Innovation

Winners circle crowded  with rice farmers
Winners circle crowded with rice farmers
Jun 28, 2018
MADISON, WI -- Field to Market, the Alliance for Sustainable Agriculture, convened here this week for their summer plenary, and to announce the 2018 Farmer Spotlights, an award conveyed upon innovative farmers engaging in continuous operations improvements and utilizing Field to Market’s Field Print Calculator.

A Farmer Spotlight is highlighted by Field to Market each month with a press release and media push to bring attention to the individual efforts of each winner.  Three of the twelve 2018 Spotlights are U.S. rice farmers:  Michael Bosworth of Olivehurst, California; Matthew Feilke, of Stuttgart, Arkansas; and Mike and Ryan Sullivan, of Burdette, Arkansas.

“When you consider the relative size of rice production to other crops, the fact that three rice growers were honored with this award is a testament to the stewardship of our industry,” said Josh Hankins, USA Rice director of grower relations for the Rice Stewardship Partnership, who attended the meeting.

Following the meeting, California Rice Commission, Delta Plastics, Riceland Foods, RiceTec, Inc., and Horizon Ag hosted a dinner to honor the three award-winning rice farmers.