Lydia Holmes

    Director of Sustainability
    USA Rice Federation

    Lydia Holmes is the Director of Sustainability and Industry Affairs for USA Rice, the national trade association for the U.S. rice industry

    In her role, Lydia promotes the sustainability story of the U.S. rice industry and works with allied groups to incentivise the adoption of conservation practices on farms. Lydia has a Bachelor’s degree in political science from Rhodes College in Memphis, Tennessee, and a Master’s of Public Administration from the George Washington University where she specialised in regulatory and environmental policy. Lydia grew up on a rice farm in Eastern Arkansas and currently resides in Memphis, TN.