Once again, Michael attended the International Rice Festival (IRF) in Crowley, Louisiana and lived to tell the tale. Lesley & Michael discuss the interviews he brought back with the 86th IRF Rice Queen and her sister, the 84th IRF Rice Queen (the Hardy Girls); the 2023 IRF Rice Farmers of the Year, Julie & Christian Richard; the Junior Farmer of the Year, KynLee Fruge; the Grand Parade Marshals, Christine & Dwayne Fulton of Falcon Rice Mill; and the 2023 Chef de Riz, Alex Welch. All that, grand theft auto, parade float etiquette, and more.
- Alex Welch, 2023 Chef de Riz
- KynLee Fruge, 2023 Junior Rice Farmer of the Year
- Isabella Hardy, 86th International Rice Festival Queen
- Caroline Hardy, 84th International Rice Festival Queen
- Christian & Julie Richard, 2023 Rice Farmers of the Year
- Dwayne and Christine Fulton, 2023 Grand Parade Marshals