Rice Farming will again partner with Horizon Ag and USA Rice to present the Rice Farmer of the Year, the Rice Industry Award and the Rice Lifetime Achievement Award.
- The Rice Farmer of the Year recognizes a farmer who has achieved goals in his or her farming operation, rice industry association, community improvement/development, innovative production practices and/or environmental stewardship.
- The Rice Industry Award is for non-farmers, including researchers, Extension personnel, government/association leaders etc., who have demonstrated commitment to the rice industry through innovative practices, industry association and community involvement/development.
- The Rice Lifetime Achievement Award recognizes an industry leader who has provided great contributions to the rice industry through industry associations, community development/involvement and innovative practices/projects that have advanced the industry.
The deadline to submit nominations is June 15.
Award recipients will be recognized during the USA Rice Outlook Conference, Dec. 5-7, in San Diego. They also will be featured in a special section in the December issue of Rice Farming magazine.
Downloadable nomination forms as well as on-line nomination submissions are available through the Rice Farming website.
A list of the previous winners can be viewed on page 8 of the special 2017 Rice Awards section.