2023 Arkansas Rice Annual Meeting to be Held in Stuttgart

January 26 Meeting to highlight Policy and Innovation
The Arkansas Rice Farmers and Arkansas Rice Council will hold their annual meeting on Thursday, January 26, 2023 at 8:00 am in Stuttgart at the newly renovated Grand Prairie Center.
USA Rice CEO, Betsy Ward will deliver an industry update followed by four timely panel discussions. The meeting will conclude with a catered lunch provided by Yoder Ruritan.
This year’s event will begin with a discussion of the upcoming farm bill. A rice state check-off panel will follow, we will then hear from several agriculture innovation opportunities and conclude with a panel focused on USDA Climate Smart grant awardees. We will hear from U.S. Senate Ag Committee staff, USA Rice staff, Dr. Deacue Fields, Dr. Tim Burcham, as well as representatives from Riceland Foods and Whitaker Farms, and many more. This year’s meeting will also offer continuing education units (CEU) for Certified Crop Advisors and Arkansas Licensed Consultants.
“The rice industry is looking forward to gathering in Stuttgart this year. 2023 is an exciting year for our industry,” said Kelly Robbins, Arkansas Rice Executive Director. This meeting will provide important information to keep our stakeholders up to date on industry issues so that our producers can continue to grow a safe and quality food supply.” Individual registration and sponsorship opportunities can be found here. Individual registration deadline is Tuesday, January 24th. Sponsorship options are still available.
Our presenting sponsor is Greenway Equipment. Please check out our social media accounts to see the many generous sponsors who have made this event possible.
About Arkansas Rice
Arkansas is the largest rice-growing state in the nation, producing nearly 9 billion pounds annually. Arkansas family farmers produce roughly 50 percent of the nation’s rice every year. Arkansas rice farmers and millers contribute over $6 billion each year to the state’s economy and employ over 25,000 Arkansans. To learn more, visit www.arkansasrice.org.