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CRC Grower Meetings, other Winter Meeting Information, available on our Calendar

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This can be one of the busiest times of the year, with several industry meetings scheduled.  Our industry calendar is a helpful, single location for you to stay up to date.

Be sure to check out our calendar for all needed information, including or January 20 CRC Grower Meetings. We recently added upcoming events, including the UCCE Winter Rice Meetings, with additional meetings expected to be added soon.

If you have a significant event of interest to the entire industry, here’s where you can submit information for the calendar.

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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.