13 rice growers become ‘certified’

Linda Benedict, Schultz, Bruce

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.)

8/1/2013 3:27:46 AM
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