MOUNTAIN HOME, TX – While insiders know U.S.-grown rice is one of the most sustainable and responsibly grown crops in the world, telling that story to those who are unaware is increasingly important. To help recognize the crop’s unique environmental qualities and the women and men who improve rice’s sustainability every day, USA Rice launched a Sustainability Award in 2018 to identify and promote prime examples.
The USA Rice Sustainability Award is open to individuals or entities 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.
“We are looking for men and women and companies who embody sustainability by their actions and who are willing to share their vision of the future and commitment to the environment and help others follow in their footsteps” said Jennifer James, an Arkansas rice farmer and chair of the USA Rice Sustainability Committee.
The award committee is accepting nominations through this Friday, October 8, and strongly encourages resubmission of previous nominations that were not selected. The award will be presented at the USA Rice Outlook Conference in New Orleans in December.
The application form can be found here