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Riceland Foods, Inc's Board of Directors is comprised entirely of farmers. The board is elected by Riceland's members to formulate policies for the farmers' cooperative.

The board's chairman and vice chairman provide leadership for the group. Standing committees are appointed to monitor specific areas of the cooperative's business and to report findings to the board. Special committees are appointed as needed.

Riceland's members elect 24 fellow farmers as directors, representing the cooperative's regions of operation. Directors serve three-year terms, with one-third of the board being elected each year.

Riceland's directors act in the best interest of the total Riceland membership. Directors also have the responsibility to represent Riceland to the members of their district.