Since 1992, Rice Farming magazine, the USA Rice Federation and an industry sponsor, which, today, is Horizon Ag, have honored rice producers and rice industry leaders for their innovation, leadership, management, marketing strategies and involvement in the U.S. rice industry. The Rice Award categories include Rice Farmer of the Year, Rice Industry award and Rice Lifetime Achievement award.
Nominations are now open for the 2012 Rice Awards. Please take a moment to nominate a deserving candidate that you feel should be the recipient of one of these awards. Since the panel of judges is made up of leaders in the U.S. rice industry from across the Rice Belt, it’s very helpful to include as much background information about the nominee as you can. I also urge you to have others in the rice industry who know this person to write letters of recommendation that can be included in the packet that the judges receive.
Having as much information as possible helps the panel of judges choose the most deserving recipients.
The nomination form can be downloaded from the Rice Farming Web site home page www.ricefarming.com This form, along with all supporting materials, should be sent to Carroll Smith, Editor of Rice Farming. Fax: 901-767-4026. Mail: 1010 June Road, Suite 102, Memphis, TN 38119. Scan/Email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
I look forward to receiving your nominations!