Dr. Tim Walker became the general manager for Horizon Ag, LLC, in 2014. Headquartered in Memphis, TN, Horizon Ag exclusively multiplies and markets Clearfield and Provisia rice varieties in the southern USA. In any given year, Horizon Ag branded varieties are planted to over 20% of the southern USA rice acres. Horizon Ag’s mission is to ensure the long-term viability of the USA rice industry. Recognizing the importance of Western Hemisphere countries, Dr. Walker has been instrumental in maintaining dialogue and developing products that are more desirable to consumers in Latin America, the United States and Canada. Prior to joining Horizon Ag, Dr. Walker had an extensive career in rice research and extension with Mississippi State University. He is married to Peyton and has two daughters, Leah and Kara, and a son Graham. They reside in Hernando, MS. Outside of work, he enjoys watching his children’s athletic competitions and raising registered red angus cattle.