A Promo Collaboration with Fans of RFTV


The USA Rice Federation requested that I do a promo video about myself and Rice Farming TV for the “Rice Storytelling” panel in which I will be participating. This promo was aired during the first day of the USA Rice Outlook Conference advertising the panel discussion, which took place on the last day of the conference.

Initially, I thought to just include some awesome clips from my episodes of RFTV and cut together a trailer. However I wanted to do something a little bit more special.

You viewers are so important to me because your support, feedback and encouragement give me the positive energy to continue to create episodes of RFTV. If no one was watching, I’d have stopped at episode 10. Now today, I’m working on episode 55.

To honor this fact, I wanted this promo/project to be a collaborative effort. I wanted you to be a part of this promo.

Full Transcript:

Matthew Sligar is a third generation rice farmer in Northern California. He has muddy boots and uses a shovel. He wears a green cap and drives tractors. He works hard and is proud of his crop like, I’m sure, all rice farmers are.

I know this because I’ve watched him.

He lives with his family in a small town called Gridley. He enjoys traveling with his wife and playing with his daughter. He loves his family and does his best to support them like, I’m sure, all rice farmers do.

I know this because I’ve watched him.

A little over a year ago Matthew started Rice Farming TV, a video blog advocating for agriculture by outlining how rice is grown in California. His videos immediately attracted positive responses from both the general public and the rice industry.

He was featured on the cover of Rice Farming Magazine.

He won a film contest explaining how rice farming is sustainable and beneficial to the environment.  

He was picked up for a weekly segment on RFD-TV’s Market Day Report, updating viewers on the progress of his rice crop.

He has been interviewed and his videos featured on a variety of media outlets from CBS National News to podcasts.

I know this because I’ve watched him.

I’ve learned a lot about what it takes to be a rice farmer and a family man who farms. I never thought rice would be so interesting.

Now, Matthew will travel to San Antonio to speak on a “Rice Storytelling” panel at the 2017 Rice Outlook Conference.  He will share his inspiration and experiences while encouraging other growers to share their stories.

On Tuesday, December 12th at 9:30 AM, the “Rice Storytelling” panel will be held in Room 218.

I know this because I’ll be watching. You should watch, too.