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The Rice Foundation Board of Directors

 

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Bert Manuel
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Bert Manuel
Farmer | CA
The Rice Guys
Term: 11/28/2023 - 7/31/2024
Rice Leadership Alumni, 2001
The Rice Guys
  
1821 Samuel James Ct
Yuba City, CA 95993 US
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Bergen Nelson
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Bergen Nelson
Foundation | KS
John Deere Company
Term: 11/28/2023 - 7/31/2024
John Deere Company
10789 S Ridgeview Rd
Olathe, KS 66061-6448 US
10789 S. Ridgeview Rd.
Olathe, KS 66061 US
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Maria Reyes Castillo
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Maria Reyes Castillo
Miller | MO
Anheuser-Busch, LLC
Director Implementation RAU, Procurement
Term: 2/1/2024 - 7/31/2024
Anheuser-Busch, LLC
1 Busch Pl Ste 202-6
Saint Louis, MO 63118-1849 US
1 Busch Pl Ste 202-7
Saint Louis, MO 63118-1849 US
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Chair
Timothy Gertson
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Timothy Gertson
Farmer | TX
G5 Farms
Term: 8/1/2022 - 7/31/2024
Rice Leadership Alumni, 2012
G5 Farms
  
PO Box 159
East Bernard, TX 77435 US
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Secretary
John Denison
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John Denison
Farmer | LA
Sweet Lake Land & Oil Co. LLC
Agricultural Manager
Term: 8/1/2023 - 7/31/2024
Rice Leadership Alumni, 2007
Sweet Lake Land & Oil Co. LLC
PO Box 997
7777 NELSON RD
Lake Charles, LA 70602-0997 
PO Box 997
Lake Charles, LA 70602-0997 US

Sweet Lake land and Oil Co. LLC

 

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Immediate Past Chair
David Petter
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David Petter
Farmer | AR
Petter Farms
Term: 8/1/2023 - 7/31/2024
Rice Leadership Alumni, 1996
Petter Farms
  
332 Carle Dr
Stuttgart, AR 72160-2947 US
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Vice Chair
Brian Ottis
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Brian Ottis
Merchant | TX
RiceTec, Inc.
Director, US Supply Management
Term: 8/1/2023 - 7/31/2024
Rice Leadership Alumni, 2004
RiceTec, Inc.
PO Box 1305
Alvin, TX 77512 
PO Box 1305
Alvin, TX 77512 United States
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Daniel Berglund
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Daniel Berglund
Farmer | TX
Berglund Farms JV
Term: 8/1/2023 - 7/31/2024
Berglund Farms JV
  
588 Crescent Ln
Wharton, TX 77488-1074 United States
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Curtis Berry
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Curtis Berry
Farmer | MS
C. A. Berry Land Co.
Term: 8/1/2023 - 7/31/2024
Rice Leadership Alumni, 2003
C. A. Berry Land Co.
  
8400 Arkabutla Dam Rd
Robinsonville, MS 38664-9729 US
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Todd Burich
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Todd Burich
Miller | NY
ADM Rice Inc.
Term: 8/1/2023 - 7/31/2024
ADM Rice Inc.
10 Bank Street
Suite 690
White Plains, NY 10606 US
10 Bank Street
Suite 690
White Plains, NY 10606 US
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Frank Carey
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Frank Carey
Enterprise Partner | MS
Valent USA LLC
Senior Manager, Field R&D
Term: 8/1/2023 - 7/31/2024
Valent USA LLC
1910 Innovation Way
Suite 100
Libertyville, IL 60048 US
8603 Lakeview Drive
Olive Branch, MS 38654 United States
Valent USA provides research and develops crop inputs for rice production that protect and enhance yields.
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Derek Clarkson
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Derek Clarkson
Enterprise Partner & Foundation | AR
Corteva Agriscience
Sales Central Arkansas
Term: 8/1/2023 - 7/31/2024
Corteva Agriscience
8295 Tournament Dr Ste 300
Memphis, TN 38125-8901 US
10 Caurel Court
Little Rock, AR 72223 US
Corteva is a publicly traded, global pure-play agriculture company that provides farmers around the world with the most complete portfolio of seed, crop protection, and precision agricultural digital solutions.
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Chris Crutchfield
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Chris Crutchfield
Miller | CA
American Commodity Company, LLC
President & CEO
Term: 8/1/2023 - 7/31/2024
Rice Leadership Alumni, 2003
American Commodity Company, LLC
PO Box 520
Williams, CA 95987-0520 US
PO Box 520
Williams, CA 95987-0520 US

American Commodity Company (ACC) is a full service handler and marketer of milled and paddy rice, including all major commercial varieties of short and medium grain rice from California.  Our state of the art facilities are located in the heart of the California rice country.  Vertical integration, augmented by long term working relationships with growers, driers, mills and worldwide customers allows us to continuously expand our volume and enhance our products.  We are one of the largest handlers of rice in California.

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Jay Errecarte
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Jay Errecarte
Miller | CA
SunWest Foods Inc.
Term: 8/1/2023 - 7/31/2024
SunWest Foods Inc.
1550 Drew Ave Ste 150
Davis, CA 95618-7852 
1550 Drew Ave Ste 150
Davis, CA 95618-7852 US
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At-Large
Michael Fruge
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Michael Fruge
Farmer | LA
Fruge Farms
Farmer
Term: 8/1/2023 - 7/31/2024
Rice Leadership Alumni, 2008
Fruge Farms
  
1697 Woodstone Road
Eunice, LA 70535 United States
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Keith Glover
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Keith Glover
Miller | AR
Producers Rice Mill, Inc.
President & CEO
Term: 8/1/2023 - 7/31/2024
Rice Leadership Alumni, 1989
Producers Rice Mill, Inc.
PO Box 1248
Stuttgart, AR 72160-1012 US
PO Box 1248
Stuttgart, AR 72160-1012 US
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J. Bradley Guice
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J. Bradley Guice
Enterprise Partner | LA
BASF Corporation
Term: 8/1/2023 - 7/31/2024
BASF Corporation
26 Davis Dr
Research Triangle Park, NC 27709-0003 US
6583 Main St
Winnsboro, LA 71295-2710 US
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Grant Howell
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Grant Howell
Enterprise Partner & Foundation | PA
UPL NA Inc.
Term: 8/1/2023 - 7/31/2024
UPL NA Inc.
630 Freedom Business Center
Suite 402
King of Prussia, PA 19406 US
630 Freedom Business Center
Suite 402
King of Prussia, PA 19406 US
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Chris Leon
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Chris Leon
Foundation | MS
FMC Corporation
Mid-South Technical Services Manager
Term: 8/1/2023 - 7/31/2024
FMC Corporation
2929 Walnut St
Philadelphia, PA 19104-5054 US
112 Darrowsby Place
Madison, MS 39110 United States
FMC is an Agricultural Sciences Company and a global supplier of leading crop protection products for rice.
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Mike Martin
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Mike Martin
Miller | MO
Martin Rice Company
Secretary
Term: 8/1/2023 - 7/31/2024
Rice Leadership Alumni, 1994
Martin Rice Company
22326 County Road 780
Bernie, MO 63822-7240 US
22326 County Road 780
Bernie, MO 63822 United States
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John Morgan
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John Morgan
Miller | LA
Supreme Rice, LLC
VP
Term: 8/1/2023 - 7/31/2024
Supreme Rice, LLC
530 W Mill St
Crowley, LA 70526-5509 US
530 W Mill St
Crowley, LA 70526-5509 US
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Marley Oldham
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Marley Oldham
Merchant | LA
Kennedy Rice Dryers, LLC
Term: 8/1/2023 - 7/31/2024
Kennedy Rice Dryers, LLC
PO Box 259
Mer Rouge, LA 71261-0259 US
PO Box 259
Mer Rouge, LA 71261-0259 US
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Macie O'Shaughnessy
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Macie O'Shaughnessy
Enterprise Partner & Foundation | MN
Syngenta
Industry Relations Manager
Term: 8/1/2023 - 7/31/2024
Syngenta
1775 Pennsylvania Ave NW Ste 600
Washington, DC 20006-4602 US
180 King Hill Road
Golden Valley, MN 55416 US
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Rick Rhody
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Rick Rhody
Miller | CA
Farmers' Rice Cooperative
Chief Executive Officer
Term: 8/1/2023 - 7/31/2024
Farmers' Rice Cooperative
PO Box 15223
Sacramento, CA 95851-0223 US
PO Box 15223
Sacramento, CA 95851-0223 US
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Lance Schmidt
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Lance Schmidt
Enterprise Partner | AR
Gowan USA, LLC
Term: 8/1/2023 - 7/31/2024
Gowan USA, LLC
13200 Metcalf Ave, Ste 125
Overland Park, KS 66213 US
907 Amy Road
Pocahontas, AR 72455 USA
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Zachary Tanner
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Zachary Tanner
Farmer | MO
Tanner Seed Farms
Term: 8/1/2023 - 7/31/2024
Tanner Seed Farms
  
PO Box 567
Bernie, MO 63822-0567 US
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Robert Trahan
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Robert Trahan
Miller | LA
Third Crop, LLC DBA Falcon Rice Mill
Term: 8/1/2023 - 7/31/2024
Third Crop, LLC DBA Falcon Rice Mill
PO Box 771
Crowley, LA 70527-0771 
PO Box 771
Crowley, LA 70527-0771 US
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Nicole Van Vleck
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Nicole Van Vleck
Farmer | CA
Montna Farms
Farmer
Term: 8/1/2023 - 7/31/2024
Rice Leadership Alumni, 2010
Montna Farms
12755 Garden Hwy
Yuba City, CA 95991-9567 
12755 Garden Hwy
Yuba City, CA 95991-9567 United States
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Jim Whitaker
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Jim Whitaker
Farmer | AR
Trinity Farms Partnership
Term: 8/1/2023 - 7/31/2024
Rice Leadership Alumni, 2010
Trinity Farms Partnership
  
5570 Highway 278 W
McGehee, AR 71654-9744 US
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Alternate
Blake Gerard
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Blake Gerard
Farmer | MO
Blake Gerard
Term: 8/1/2023 - 7/31/2024
Rice Leadership Alumni, 2008
Blake Gerard
  
3244 Lakewood Dr.
Cape Girardeau, MO 63701 US