ARFUSA Board of trustees
Making the rice world better
Members of the ARFUSA at the 2018 meeting held in Davis on 28 July, 2018.
 Standing L to R: Kevin Murphy, Jim Correll, JK Ladha, Short Heinrichs, David Mackill, Jim Hill Jeremy Zwinger, Peter Hobbs, Peter Kelly, Bob Herdt, and Ranjiv Khush. Seated L to R: Bob Zeigler, Jim Litsinger, Randy Barker, Russ Freed, Ronnie Coffman ​
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Asia Rice Foundation USA, Inc.
82 Ashlar Village
Wallingford, CT 06492
freed@msu.edu
Other Members of ARFUSA 

Randy Barker*
Professor Emeritus, Agricultural Economics,
Cornell.
Boston Red Sox fan
brandy84332@yahoo.com

Dean Chang*
Partner, Gastroenterology Center of CT. Clinical Instructor, Yale University School of Medicine
sdchang1@optimum.net
203-619-3042 (C)
203-795-5710 (H)
203-281-5135 (O)

Peter R. Hobbs
Associate Director of International
Programs, Cornell
ph14@cornell.edu
607-539-6198 (H) 
607-254-7295 (O

JK Ladha
Senior Soil Scientist, IRRI and IRRI representative for India
j.k.ladha@irri.org
91-11-25843802
Mobile: 0091-987-345-6711

Harold Kauffman
Retired, Asst. Dean International Activities and Professor Dept. Crop Sciences, University of Illinois 
haroldkauffman@gmail.com
574-848-9713 (C/H)

Gurdev Khush
Adjunct Professor, UC Davis
World Food Prize Laureate 
gurdev@khush.org
530-750-2440

David Mackill 
Rice Specialist with MARS, Inc. 
Adjunct professor, Plant Sciences, UC Davis
djmackill@ucdavis.edu
562-884-7668 (C)
530-752-4940 (O)
530-792-7332 (H) 

Susan R. McCouch
Professor, Plant Breeding & Genetics
Cornell University
srm4@cornell.edu
(607)225-4585 (O)
(607) 745-8306 (C)

Hugh Murphy* 
150 Kala Heights Drive
Port Townsend, WA 98368
murphyh7@hotmail.com
360-385-2655

Alicia Perdon 
Advanced Innovation Team
W. K. Kellogg Institute
alicia.perdon@kellogg.com; aliciaperdon@asiariceusa.org
269-961-3769 (O)
269-965-3817 (H)

KV Rahman
​Associate Director of International Programs, College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, Cornell University
kvr1@cornell.edu

Tim Rockwood
Rockwood Land Services LLC
rockls@vermontel.net;
802-436-2930 
802-299-0042 (c)

Walt Rockwood* 
40 Maxwell Perkins Ln Apt 5 Cox
Windsor, VT 05089
waltrock@vtelwireless.com
802-369 9463

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

Michael Thomson
Crop and Soil Sciences
Texas A&M Iniversity
m.thomson@tamu.edu


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IRRI Reunion -- Staff and families
and 
ARFUSA Members Meeting
Sacramento/Davis, California
July 31 - Aug 2, 2019
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BOARD of TRUSTEES 
The members who are the governing body of ARFUSA

​Russell Freed (Board Chair) 
Professor Emeritus of International Agronomy 
Michigan State University
freed@msu.edu 
517-355-0271 ext 187 (O)
517-410-5528 (C)

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

Ronnie Coffman (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

E.A. “Short” Heinrichs  
Asia Program Manager, IPM Innovation Lab
6517 S. 19th Street
Lincoln, NE 68512
eheinrichs2@unl.edu 
402-890-7496 (C) 
402-805-4748 (H)

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

Ranjiv Khush
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)

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

Robert S. Zeigler (Executive Director)
Director General Emeritus, IRRI 
Portland, OR
​bob@zeiglermail.net
503-915-8924 (H)​
Walt Rockwood receives the ARFUSA Certificate of Appreciation