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New Rice Experiment Station Director named

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Dr. Dustin Harrell
Dr. Dustin Harrell

The new director for the Rice Experiment Station will be Dr. Dustin Harrell of Louisiana State University. 

Harrell spent more than a decade at LSU’s Rice Research and Experiment Station and expects to be at his new job by November.  

“I’m very excited to join the California rice industry,” he remarked. “I really look forward to working directly with growers through the foundation. I can’t wait to hit the ground running.”

Here’s more information from Rice Farming Magazine.

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