What: RiceTec Arkansas Field Day
Where: RiceTec Arkansas Business Center, 15329 Hwy 1, Harrisburg, Arkansas 72432
When: Tuesday, August 7, 2018
4:00 p.m. – Registration and Vendor exhibits opens
4:30 p.m. – Farm Tours begin
6:30 p.m. – Program and meal service, Louisiana crawfish étouffée and pork steaks from Strawberry’s
Farmers and media are invited to a day of fresh insights and first-hand field experiences during RiceTec’s Arkansas Field Day. This year’s focuses will be on new innovations like irrigation management through automation, new herbicide tolerance technology and new hybrids coming to the market.
As is tradition at field day, the tour will make a pass by RiceTec demonstration plots to show off new products RiceTec will be bringing to the market in the next two years. In addition to the new lineup of FULLPAGE herbicide-tolerant hybrids, RiceTec will also introduce a couple of new high-quality hybrid products. One product has shown high yields combined with chalk levels similar to Cheniere, while another product delivers high amylose content suited to the Ready-to-Serve market. Additionally, a new medium grain hybrid will be on display that has so far shown high quality and yields significantly above Jupiter.
The indoor portion of the program will include presentations from the rice industry, highlighting some of the challenges and successes farmers and the industry are currently balancing. These presenters include
- Mike Gumina, Global CEO of RiceTec
- John Boozman, United States Senator for Arkansas (Invited)
- Rick Crawford, U.S. Representative for Arkansas’s 1st congressional district (Invited)
Industry vendors will participate, including John Deere Financial and other ag lenders, agribusinesses like ADAMA, Valent, and Valley View Agri-Systems, and industry organizations Ducks Unlimited and USA Rice.