December 12, 2011
Members of the 2012 Rice Leadership Development Program class were announced during the annual Rice Awards Luncheon. The class is comprised of five rice producers and two industry-related professionals selected by a committee of agribusiness leaders.
The new rice-producer class members are Brian Barrett, Arbuckle, CA; Rance Daniels, Hornersville, MO; Timothy Gertson, Lissie, TX; Noble Guedon, Natchez, MS; and Clint Roth, Stuttgart, AR. The new industry-related class members are Natalie Hummel, LSU AgCenter, Baton Rouge, LA; and Brice Lauppe, Farmer's Rice Cooperative, Roseville, CA.
The Rice Leadership Development Program gives young men and women a comprehensive understanding of the U.S. rice industry, with an emphasis on personal development and communication training. During a two-year period, class members attend four one-week sessions that are designed to strengthen their leadership skills.
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