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Busy Slate of Industry Meetings in February

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Several more rice industry meetings are coming soon, with virtual formats based on the COVID-19 situation.

Here’s a link to our industry calendar, which has more information, including dates and links to the Corteva and Gowan Rice Herbicide Seminars and the UCCE Rice Growers Meeting. The Rice Commission will be part of the group of presenters at these meetings. 

We will keep you posted on future meetings as the information becomes available. 

Here is a link is you would like to provide information on future rice industry events.

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Lorenzo Pope

Lorenzo Pope

Longtime industry leader Lorenzo Pope passed on March 25, 2024. Dr. Pope was known as a plant breeder and executive at Rice Researchers. He served for decades on the California Rice Commission Board of Directors and many of its committees, including the Rice Promotion Board. In 2015, the California Rice Research Board presented Dr. Pope with the California Rice Industry Award. Ever an educator to others and always willing to take a phone call, lend a hand or attend any rice meeting, Lorenzo will be remembered as a giant in our industry.