2020 Rice Awards Applications Open

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Worth the work
Apr 14, 2020
ARLINGTON, VA -- USA Rice, in conjunction with Horizon Ag and Rice Farming magazine, is seeking nominations for the 2020 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 30 and follow the submission instructions listed there.

The award recipients will be recognized at the USA Rice Outlook Conference in Austin, Texas, December 9-11, 2020.  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, Jennifer James who runs the H&J Land Company in Jackson County, Arkansas; Rice Industry Award, Jim F. Cook with Colusa County Farm Supply (CCFS) in Williams, California; and Rice Lifetime Achievement Award, Dr. Ford Baldwin, a native Arkansan with a life-long connection to the state’s agriculture, best known for his noteworthy research on Command herbicide and the Clearfield Rice Production System.  

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