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I received the notice below from some of the LSU AgCenter rice County Agents.  I plan on attending and hope to see many of you at the dinner.  Last year I found the speakers to be very engaging and informative.


On Tuesday, January 25th, the LA Rice Growers Association and the LA Rice Council will hold their joint annual meeting in Crowley at 5:00 pm.  USA Rice senior staff will be in town for the meeting, including Betsy Ward, President and CEO; Reece Langley, VP-Government Affairs; Patricia Alderson, VP-Meetings & Member Services; and Stacy Fitzgerald-Redd, Senior Director-Communication.


Information on the meeting follows:

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

International Rice Festival Building

717 West Mill St. – Crowley, Louisiana

5:00 p.m. – Join us for cookies & coffee

5:45 p.m. – Program & Dinner


Program: USA Rice Federation Activities and Results

Reports on your rice promotion checkoff at work and on policy, legislative and regulatory issues important to you

Betsy Ward – USA Rice President & CEO

Reece Langley – USA Rice VP, Government Affairs

Door Prizes to date: Farmers Rice Mill Remington 877 Nitro Magnum 12gauge shotgun in camouflage Farmers Rice Mill Rich-N-Tone Duck Call Louisiana Rice Council A trip for two to the 2011 USA Rice Outlook Conference in Austin, TX USA Rice Federation 1 Aroma Rice Cooker And More!

For more information, contact Randy Jemison @ 337-738-7009, rjemison@usarice.com


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This week I’ll be traveling out to southwest Louisiana for a couple of meetings.  Tuesday night is the annual Louisiana rice council and Louisiana rice growers association meeting at the International Rice Festival Building (717 W. Mill St. in Crowley, La).  The evening will begin at 5 pm.  I am looking forward to catching up with everyone at the meeting.  Also hope to learn more about economics from the keynote speaker, Jim Wiesemeyer, VP, Informa Economics, Washington Bureau.

After the meeting I’ll head to Lake Charles for the Louisiana Agricultural Aviation Annual Convention.  This meeting begins today and will run through lunch on Wednesday.  It’s being held at L’auberge du lac Casino in Lake Charles.  Wednesday morning I’ll give a presentation about the rice water weevil demonstration.

I hope your week is starting off well – the weather certainly is beautiful!

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