Virtual AgriLife Rice Field Day – July 9th online

Virtual AgriLife Rice Field Day – July 9th
Online via Zoom

By Corrie Bowen
County Extension Agent – Wharton County

 Due to the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic, the originally scheduled Eagle Lake Rice Field day set for June 29th, and the Beaumont Rice Field Day that was set for July 9th, will not be held on-site as planned.  With the safety of all concerned, a newly formed team of Extension Professionals along the Texas Rice Belt, the Rice Initiative Team, is bringing to you a 2020 Rice Field Day in a virtual format via Zoom.

The July 9th Virtual Rice Field Day will begin at 8 a.m. with an Overview of Rice Research in Texas for 2020 by Dr Ted Wilson, Director, Texas A&M AgriLife Research and Extension Center- Beaumont.  Dr. Joe Outlaw, Agriculture and Food Policy Center, Co-Director will follow with an Update on Farm Policy.  Dr. Bart Fisher, Agriculture and Food Policy Center, Co-Director will address the audience with an Overview of the Generalized System of Preferences – eligible commodities.  The virtual field day will conclude with a Market Update and Market Outlook by Dr. Thomas Wynn, Coastal Rice & Futures Inc.  The online field day will conclude by 9:30 a.m

To register for this event, go to

Once you register you will receive an email from Event Brite, confirming your registration.  The day prior to the event we will send you an email from Event Brite with the log-in information for Zoom.  The Zoom platform will allow those attending to view the program from a computer, smart device, or you can call in via a telephone call.

If you have any questions, please contact Corrie Bowen at, or by calling the Wharton County Extension Office at 979-532-3310.



Corrie P. Bowen
County Extension Agent – Agriculture & Natural Resources
Wharton County

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