Opportunities and information for potential rice producers as well as emerging technologies and new developments in rice research will be presented on Thursday at Rice Field Day. Chair of the Department of Agriculture Dr. Mike Aide tells KZIM-KSIM that opportunities are high for the future of rice production, partly driven by the need for gluten free products—as most don’t have the same allergies to rice gluten that they have to wheat gluten. Aide says the event is open to rice producers, agribusiness or any farmers interested in producing rice and how to improve farm profitability. Registration begins at 8 a.m., and speakers are scheduled through noon, after which lunch will be served. The event is hosted by The Missouri Rice Council and Southeast Missouri State University, at the Missouri Rice Research Farm, on Highway J in northern Dunklin County. For more information, contact the Southeast Department of Agriculture at (573) 651-2106.
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