Vicky Boyd, Editor, Rice Farming Magazine
We don’t come up with the award recipients’ names ourselves — we rely on you, as their peers, to nominate them. The submissions are then judged by a panel of rice producers and/or allied industry representatives.
The award recipients don’t do what they do for the accolades and awards. Instead, they devote countless hours advocating on behalf of rice. If you’ve ever had a chance to talk to any of our award winners, you can feel their passion for the industry.
That’s what makes these awards even more meaningful. We’re recognizing these folks with lagniappe — something extra, as they say in Louisiana — for what they believe is “just the right thing to do.”
Last year, Earl Garber of Basile received the Rice Industry Award for his long-time leadership promoting conservation and nutrient stewardship.
Visit https://www.ricefarming.com/2019-rice-awards-nomination-form/ to download a nomination form or to nominate someone online.
The deadline to nominate a leader is June 30.