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Happening Next Week: UCCE Rice Grower Meetings

Happening Next Week: UCCE Rice Grower Meetings

UCCE’s 2022 Winter Rice Grower Meetings are set to start next week. Prior meeting dates had been postponed. There is a virtual option in addition to the five in-person meetings.

New dates, locations and program topics provided by UCCE:

Richvale: Monday, March 14, 8:30am, Evangelical Church, 5219 Church St., Richvale
Willows: Monday, March 14, 1:00pm, Glenn County Office of Education, 311 South Villa Avenue, Willows
Colusa: Tuesday, March 15, 8:30 am, Community Center, Colusa County Fairgrounds, 10th Street (Hwy 20), Colusa
Yuba City: Tuesday, March 15, 1:00 pm, UCCE Office, 142 Garden Highway, Yuba City
Woodland: Wednesday, March 16, 8:30 am, Norton Hall, 70 Cottonwood St, Woodland
Virtual option: Thursday, March 17, 8:30 am ( registration link:

TIME: Doors open at 8:30 am and meetings start at 9:00 am at Richvale, Colusa, and Woodland.
Doors open at 1:00 pm and meetings start at 1:30 pm at Glenn and Yuba City.
Check in for virtual meeting at 8:30, meeting starts at 9:00.

Topics include:

  • Regulatory updates
  • Weeds, invertebrates, and disease management 
  • Fertility research updates
  • Varieties updates
  • Introduction of new Rice Experiment Station Director, Dustin Harrell
  • Announcement of Yield Contest winners

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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.