ARLINGTON, VA — The Rice Leadership Development Program gives future leaders a comprehensive understanding of the rice industry, with an emphasis on personal development and communication skills.
The class attends four one-week sessions over a two-year period that encompasses studies of all aspects of the rice industry through firsthand observations. They also attend seminars and workshops designed to strengthen leadership skills.
The Rice Foundation will be accepting applications for the Rice Leadership Development Program until COB on September 8, 2023.
To be eligible to participate applicants must derive their primary livelihood as rice producers or from a rice industry-related profession or firm, including rice mills, rice product marketers, sales officials, suppliers, dryers, extension services, research facilities, etc. Participants from the industry-related category must serve the rice industry in their primary job responsibility.
Applicants must be between the ages of 25 to 45 at time of application.
The Rice Leadership Development Program is funded by grants from John Deere Company, RiceTec Inc., and American Commodity Company to The Rice Foundation. USA Rice develops and manages the program on behalf of The Rice Foundation.