2017/19 Rice Leadership Program Tours the Gulf Coast

By USA Rice

HOUSTON, TEXAS – Last week, the 2017/19 Rice Leadership Development Class attended the first session of the two-year program traditionally held in the Gulf Coast area of Texas and Louisiana, making stops that include examination of rice production practices, milling, and marketing as well as other aspects of the U.S. rice industry.

“Our class was announced at the USA Rice Outlook Conference in Memphis back in December and we are excited to finally get started,” said Scott Franklin, a rice farmer from Rayville, Louisiana.