JONESBORO, AR (KAIT) - Septemberis "Rice Month" and the women's committee of the Craighead County FarmBureau want Region 8 residents to get excited about rice.
A "Rice Tasting"event was held in the lobby of Region's Bank in Jonesboro, Friday. An assortmentof rice dishes as tasty treats were presented to educate the public on theproduction and manufacturing of rice. Lydia Price, Miss Craighead County Rice, wason hand to greet and serve guests her own special dish.
JimTubbs, Executive Vice President for Region's Bank, says this event is somethingthey've been a part of for years.
"We have a huge industry in the riceindustry. The rice producers produce alot of revenue for our area and we're proud to be part of it," Tubbs said.
"During the month of September our farmers areout in the field harvesting the rice. So, this is a great month for us to educate the public about what goeson in the process of getting the grain, the rice out of the field, into themills and into the stores," said Karie Gibson of the Women's Craighead County FarmBureau.
Region's Bank and Farm Bureau have hosted the rice event since 1996