13 rice growers become ‘certified’

Linda Benedict, Schultz, Bruce  |  8/1/2013 3:27:46 AM

At the LSU AgCenter Rice Research Station Field Day, held June 26, representatives of the Kellogg Co. recognized the first toplevel participants in the Kellogg’s Certified Rice Producers program. A financial incentive is provided to producers for rice sold to Kellogg’s.

Four levels – Bronze, Silver, Gold and Platinum – are attained by farmers who complete different stages of the program, including classroom sessions, farm practice documentation, attending field days, and writing and enacting a conservation plan.

Platinum-level producers were Dwayne Compton and Rene and Shannon Daboval, all of Jefferson Davis Parish; Eric Unkel of Allen Parish; and Mark Zaunbrecher of Calcasieu Parish. Gold-level farmers were Michael Talley of Jefferson Davis Parish; Ray Faulk and Dale, Randy, Ross and Steven Thibodeaux, all of Acadia Parish; Tommy Webb of Avoyelles Parish; and Craig Zaunbrecher of Jefferson Davis Parish. 

Bruce Schultz

(This article was published in the spring 2013 issue of Louisiana Agriculture magazine.)

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