Arkansas Rice Expo 2014 in Media

Arkansas Rice Expo in Media

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Gathering of visitors at arkanas rice event

For the first time, Arkansas’ rice production is expected to produce more than half the rice in america representing more than half the nation’s output of the grain, attendees at the fourth Arkansas Rice Expo heard on Friday by Keith Glover, president and chief executive officer of Producers Rice Mill .

About 1,000 people including tours of research plots, cooking demonstrations and rice tasting took part in a half-day of activities at 4th annual  Arkansas Rice Expo on Friday.


Talking to the pannel at Arkanas Rice Expo 2014 Extension Economist Brad Watkins called the 2014 Farm Bill the most complex ever.“What are we going to do with all these decisions and how are we going to make them?” Watkins said. “Fortunately, you’re going to have some help.”These were the complex issues at the arkanas event.

A Receipe Event was also held at the Arkanas, Tiffany Aaron of Cleburne County earned $200 for her winning entry in the Rice Expo Recipe Contest: Grilled Rice and Black Bean Burritos with Creamy Cilantro Dipping Sauce. We had a good time, all the recipe were really unique and tasty,” said Emily Van Zandt, food writer for Sync and Arkansas Life Magazine. She said it wasn’t easy to find the winning dishes.

Talking to the visitors about their experience at Arkanas, one of the visitor Ethan Vasquez from Sikeston, Missouri.said that it is  his first-ever visit to  Rice Expo.

“It’s a great day so far, very informational, the new things coming out of the pipeline as far as the chemistries and the new varieties into bringing to the table,” he said.

The attendees at the Exhibition praising about the Exhibition said that it is highly of informational nature where at one place we can know about new production technology and varieties of rice.

Mark Cochran, head of the University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture, said that the Expo not only popularise the top crops grown by arkanas but also  the work that the faculty and staff of the Division of Agriculture is doing to help Arkansans from money management to farm production.