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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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