ARFUSA Board of trustees
Making the rice world better
Members of the ARFUSA Board at the 2019 Sacramento meeting.
L to R: Bob Herdt, Kevin Murphy, Renu Miles, Short Heinrichs, Ranjiv Khush, Kristin Stark, Bob Zeigler, Ronnie Coffman, Russ Freed. Not pictured: Jim Litsinger, Jim Hill.
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Asia Rice Foundation USA, Inc.
82 Ashlar Village
Wallingford, CT 06492
eheinrichs2@unl.edu
Other Members of ARFUSA 

Endang (Septi) Septiningsih (Member, Program Committee) 
Soil and Crop Sciences
Texas A&M University
e.Septiningsih@ag.tamu.edu

Peter R. Hobbs (Member, Program Committee)
Associate Director of International
Programs, Cornell
ph14@cornell.edu

Randy Barker
Professor Emeritus, Agricultural Economics,
Cornell.
Boston Red Sox fan

Mike Bonman
USDA, Pocatello, ID

S.K. DeDatta
Professor Emeritus
Virginia Tech

Gurdev Khush
World Food Prize Laureate

Harold Kauffman
IRRI Alumnus

Peter Kelly
GrowFurther

JK Ladha
IRRI Alumnus
IRRI Reunion and  ARFUSA Members Meeting
was held in Sacramento/Davis, California
July 31 - Aug 2, 2019

Next Year's Annual Meeting 
East Lansing, MI
July 29- 31, 2021
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BOARD of TRUSTEES 
The members who are the governing body of ARFUSA

​E.A. “Short” Heinrichs (Board Chair)
Associate Director Emeritus,
University of Nebraska 
6517 S. 19th Street
Lincoln, NE 68512
eheinrichs2@unl.edu 
402-890-7496 (C) 
402-805-4748 (H)

Ranjiv Khush (Vice Chair & Chair Designate; Member, Program Committee)
Executive Director, Aquaya Institute - research and consulting focused on safe drinking water solutions
ranjiv@aquaya.org
415-680-5846 (H –C)
415-674-9551 (O)

Russ Freed (Immediate Past Chair)
Professor Emeritus, MSU 
freed@msu.edu
517-410-5528

Kevin Murphy (Chair, Program Committee)
Assistant Research Professor,
Washington State University.
kmurphy2@wsu.edu
208-596-9448 (C)
509-335-9692

Ronnie Coffman (Recording Secretary)
International Professor of Plant Breeding and Genetics, Director of International Programs, College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, Cornell University
wrc2@cornell.edu
607-327-1824 (C); 607-255-2554 (O)
607-272-7551 (H)

Bob Herdt (Treasurer)
82 Ashlar Village
Wallingford, CT 06492
rwh13@cornell.edu 
914-772-0741

Renu Miles (Associate Treasurer)
1397 Mansfield St.
Tracy, CA 95376
twobkind@yahoo.com
209-640-9095

Kristin Stark
2609 Wilderness Ridge Circle
Lincoln, NE  68512
kristinstark007@gmail.com

Jim Hill (Program Committee)
Associate Dean for International Programs and Extension Agronomist for Rice, UC Davis
jehill@ucdavis.edu 
269-961-3796 

James A. Litsinger
1365 Jacobs Place, 
Dixon, CA 95620, USA
​jameslitsinger@yahoo.com 

Robert S. Zeigler (President & Corporate Secretary)
Director General Emeritus, IRRI 
Portland, OR
​bob@zeiglermail.net
503-915-8924 (H)​



Walt Rockwood receives the ARFUSA Certificate of Appreciation in 2018
In memory
Walt Rockwood 
1928-2019
Our Mission: Contribute toward a world that can feed itself, treasure the rich heritage of rice cultures, and value rice growing land as a precious resource .