Nominations Still Open for USA Rice Sustainability Award

Barnowl sitting in rice field
Who's working on sustainability (photo by Mary Wurlizer)
Sep 13, 2018
ARLINGTON, VA – Only three weeks remain to nominate yourself or someone you know for the second annual USA Rice Sustainability Award.

The award is open to individuals or entities from any sector with significant involvement in the U.S. rice industry and with a history of promoting and advancing sustainability through innovative practices and demonstrated leadership in the sustainability community.

“Putting sustainable practices into your operation is important, but just as important is telling people you are doing it,” said Jennifer James, an Arkansas rice farmer and chair of the USA Rice Sustainability Committee that created the new award.  “This is about communicating to the public and our customers that we are being responsible and we are doing right by the environment.  If we don’t show them that we are the good guys, how will they know?”

The award committee is accepting nominations through September 28.  The award will be presented at the USA Rice Outlook Conference in San Diego, California, on December 6, 2018.

The application form can be found here.

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