Healthful Rice is Staple of Mississippi’s Annual NRM Luncheon

Framed picture of "Fighting Okra" sits on table with Think Rice cup and green & white pom-pom
Cheers for check-ups
Sep 30, 2019
CLEVELAND, MS – Delta Rice Promotions hosted the twenty-ninth annual Mississippi National Rice Month Luncheon on September 20, at Delta State University, home of the Fighting Okra.  The luncheon is known for the plethora of rice dishes available to taste, and this year, more than 40 different restaurants from the region contributed food, filling more than 100 feet of table space.

“This is our biggest event of the year, and the education and promotion we’re able to do here greatly benefits the community,” said Kirk Satterfield, a rice farmer from Benoit, and president of the Mississippi Farm Bureau.  “The luncheon is always hosted on the Delta State campus, and more than 600 people attend.  It brings different generations together, from millennials to seniors, to sample the many dishes.”

Exhibitors from local businesses and services were present along with many familiar faces from the rice industry.  This was a great opportunity for USA Rice staff to talk with the community and farm families who stopped by the organization’s booth.  But, the most popular booth by far was that of the Delta State Nursing School, who offered free blood pressure readings.