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Rice Leadership Applications now being accepted

Rice Leadership Applications now being accepted

The application period is underway for the Rice Leadership Development Program, which provides future leaders a comprehensive review of the industry, emphasizing personal development and communication skills.

Applicants have until September 10 to apply to The Rice Foundation. Click on this link to apply and to find out more information.

To be eligible, applicants must be between the ages of 25 and 46 at the time of the application and must derive their primary livelihood from working in rice, either as a grower or in an industry-related job. 

If you have questions, please contact Program Director Steve Linscombe at slinscombe@usarice.com.  

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CRC Board Elections Underway  – Nominations Due July 14

CRC Board Elections Underway – Nominations Due July 14

Rice growers will be receiving nominations forms for available CRC Board of Director seats mid-June. Please take a minute to nominate eligible growers to represent your district. 

This year there are 18 eligible board seats, that have been allocated to each of the five districts based on 2020 planted acres. Open seats by district are indicated in the following table: 

2021/22 CRC Board
Available Seats for Election

Total Seats Avail Seat
Member Alt Member Alt
Dist 1 3 3 1 2
Dist 2 4 4 1 3
Dist 3 3 3 1 2
Dist 4 5 5 1 1
Dist 5 3 3 0 0

Note: Includes filling current vacant member/alternate seats

Ballots, based on nominations received, will be mailed July 30. 

Contact Tim Johnson at 916-387-2264 or tjohnson@calrice.org with questions about the election.