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75th Annual Texas A&M Beaumont Rice Field Day

July 13, 2023 @ 8:00 am - 2:00 pm

The theme for this year’s free event is “Innovations in Texas Rice Irrigation”. The event begins with field tours starting at 8am, an indoor program at 10:45 a.m. and a barbecue luncheon at noon. The event will end around 2 p.m.

Texas Department of Agriculture licensed private, commercial and non-commercial pesticide applicators participating in the field day may obtain continuing education credits for recertification.


The morning field tours will showcase recent developments in inbred and hybrid rice breeding, plant physiology, nutrient, disease and insect management.

There also will be an afternoon field tour that will showcase current research funded by the U.S. Department of Energy’s Bioenergy Technologies Office.


Ted Wilson, Ph.D., center director and Jack B. Wendt Endowed Chair in Rice Research, will open the program with a brief overview of the center’s current research. Three keynote speakers will follow.

The topics and speakers are:

  • Texas A&M AgriLife Research: Developing Solutions Today for Agricultural Challenges in the Future, G. Cliff Lamb, Ph.D., director of Texas A&M AgriLife Research, College Station
  • Maximizing Water Management through Farm Design, Ryan Frey, irrigation specialist, Smart Acre Solutions, LLC., Ferriday, La.
  • Irrigation Conservation Practices Used by Mid-South Rice Producers, Joseph (Joe) Massey, Ph.D., S. Department of Agriculture – Agriculture Research Service research agronomist, Jonesboro, Ark.

For more information, contact Brandy Morace at 409-752-2741, or by email at

Information provided by Texas A&M AgriLife Extension. For more details, please visit the event homepage


July 13, 2023
8:00 am - 2:00 pm


Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service
Texas A&M AgriLife Research


Texas A&M AgriLife Research and Extension Center at Beaumont
1509 Aggie Drive
Beaumont, TX 77713 United States
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