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
Other Members of ARFUSA 

Endang (Septi) Septiningsih (Member, Program Committee) 
Soil and Crop Sciences
Texas A&M University

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

Randy Barker
Professor Emeritus, Agricultural Economics,
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

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

2022 Annual Meeting 
July 30, 2022
at Michigan State University
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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 
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
415-680-5846 (H –C)
415-674-9551 (O)

Russ Freed (Immediate Past Chair)
Professor Emeritus, MSU

Kevin Murphy (Chair, Program Committee)
Assistant Research Professor,
Washington State University.
208-596-9448 (C)

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

Bob Herdt (Treasurer)
82 Ashlar Village
Wallingford, CT 06492 

Renu Miles (Associate Treasurer)
1397 Mansfield St.
Tracy, CA 95376

Kristin Stark
2609 Wilderness Ridge Circle
Lincoln, NE  68512

Jim Hill (Program Committee)
Associate Dean for International Programs and Extension Agronomist for Rice, UC Davis 

James A. Litsinger
1365 Jacobs Place, 
Dixon, CA 95620, USA

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

Walt Rockwood receives the ARFUSA Certificate of Appreciation in 2018
In memory
Walt Rockwood 
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 .