What started with a single acre of rice in 1902 has grown to more than 1 million acres
On those one million-plus acres, Arkansas produces about half the nation's rice, making
the Natural State the top grower in the U.S.
Today, the University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture, through its Cooperative
Extension Service and the Arkansas Agricultural Experiment Station, is working with
the Arkansas Rice Research and Promotion Board and USA Rice in an effort dedicated to working to keep the rice industry moving ahead -- at peak
Here's a sampling of how the Division of Agriculture supports the rice industry in
Arkansas and beyond:
- Siebenmorgen honored with Distinguished Service Award: Siebenmorgen’s research and outreach program has focused on rice process engineering.
The scope of his work ranges from pre-harvest property characterization, through drying,
storage, milling, and end-use quality evaluation.
The University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture's rice breeding and research
programs delivers improved varieties with complete crop management packages that give
growers a profitable rice production system.
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