essay contest is available to students currently in grades 11 and 12 who submit an original 1,000 to 1,200 word essay addressing the topic: "The Importance of Wetlands in the Environment and How the U.
is a nonprofit association which represents rice farmers in the states of Arkansas, California, Louisiana, Mississippi, Missouri and Texas.
Dwight Roberts of the USRPA
concluded by saying, "It is refreshing to see that a true grass roots effort from farmers can grow into a force that can make a difference.
The USRPA is reaching thousands of students and teachers each month with positive messages about rice, rice farming and the U.
The USRPA also took the opportunity to announce the second annual student essay contest that will include students in grades 4 through 12 in the rice growing states of Arkansas, California, Louisiana, Mississippi, Missouri, and Texas.
Dwight Roberts, USRPA
CEO, emphasized that "The legislation provides the Administration with funds to purchase rice for food aid both through the PL 480 Title II program AND through the Emerson Trust.
sponsored the contest in conjunction with its new education-based web site, http://www.
According to Nolen Canon, Chairman of the USRPA, "It is an obvious understatement to say that there are numerous challenges ahead.
Dwight Roberts, President & CEO of the USRPA says farmers from all rice producing states are concerned about several key issues that affect their livelihood.
farmers have been using computers and space-age technology for decades, and they felt they could make a real contribution to today's education by providing this on-line educational tool," says Dwight Roberts, President of the USRPA.
The USRPA understands this philosophy and has created a model that can be followed by other businesses and organizations.
Studies have shown that education technology -- computers -- can improve student achievement," says Dwight Roberts, President of the USRPA