STUTTGART, Ark. (AP) _ L. Clyde Carter, who helped put Riceland Foods on the map as a national force in food-marketing, died Monday. He was 92.

Until he retired in 1977, Carter had been president and chief executive of the 28 cooperatives that comprised the Riceland Foods organization.

Carter joined the Arkansas Agricultural Extension Service in 1934 and worked as a county extension agent at Mount Ida in Montgomery County, at Nashville in Howard County and as assistant state 4-H agent in Little Rock. In 1937, he was named director-in-charge of the University of Arkansas' Rice Branch Experiment Station at Stuttgart.

He gained experience with the rice industry and experimented with processing ideas that would later become the modern grain drier, thus radically changing rice farming and the grain industry economy.

In 1944, Carter became the general manager of The Arkansas Rice Growers Cooperative Association _ forerunner of Riceland Foods, Inc. During the next 33 years, his leadership helped change a small, farmer-owned marketing cooperative with less than $2 million in annual sales into a major national and international rice and soybean marketing complex.

Carter retired as president and chief executive officer of the cooperatives in 1977. Ten years later, he was inducted into the Arkansas Agriculture Hall of Fame.

Appointed by President Eisenhower in 1960, Carter served a six-year term on the Federal Farm Credit Board, including one year as board chairman.

He served 11 years on the University of Arkansas Board of Trustees, including four years as chairman.

In 1956, he was selected ``Man of the Year in Agriculture'' by the Progressive Farmer magazine.

Survivors include Vera, his wife of 68 years.

A memorial service will be held Wednesday at First Baptist Church in Stuttgart.