The Third Annual Northeast USA Rice Conference will be held at Akaogi Farm in Westminster West, Vermont on Saturday, August 4th, 2012 from 9:00am-4:00pm. Lunch will be provided and the conference will focus on rice cuisine, culture, and history in the morning and general rice agronomy in the afternoon. Featuring:

Naomi Duguid (Author, Seductions of Rice)
Anna McClung (Research Leader, USDA ARS, Dale Bumpers National Rice Research Center)
Glenn Roberts (Founder and Seedsman, Ansom Mills)

A Farmers’ Exchange (short presentations by farmers experimenting with rice in the northeastern United States).



Please click on the links to download PDF versions of the agenda and Farmers’ Exchange form.

Registration Fee: $50/person, $60/couple, $40/student

Registration fee includes lunch and copy of the 2011 conference proceedings. Register early, space is limited. To register, please provide your name, e-mail address, and a check made out to Mia Murphy, 351 Longley Road, Groton, MA 01450.

Your registration will not be complete until Mia receives payment. Confirmation of registration will be sent by e-mail. There are no refunds. However if you are unable to attend the conference, a copy of the 2011 conference proceedings will be mailed to you.

Interested in participating in the Farmers’ Exchange?

If you are a farmer in the northeastern United States who has been experimenting with growing rice, please contribute to the effort by filling out the attached information sheet. Please fill out the form even if you were unable to grow rice to maturation at your farm. Information about an attempt at growing rice that was not successful is as important as a success story. This data will be collected, consolidated, and presented during the Farmers’ Exchange at the Third Annual Northeast USA Rice Conference. The Farmers’ Exchange is a chance for farmers who are growing rice to give a short (5-10min) presentation about their experiences and discuss issues or questions with researchers, other farmers, and audience members. Please fill out the attached form and email to Mia Murphy by Friday, July 27th.

Additional details about the conference can be found at and will become available over the next couple weeks. Please feel free to contact Mia Murphy if you have any questions.

Mia Murphy
Outreach Coordinator
Growing Rice in the Northeastern USA