9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

3rd Floor
Acadia Foyer

Registration Open

5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.

The Jaxson on the River
621 DeCatur St., Suite 2B
New Orleans, LA 70130

Welcome Reception
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The Jaxson on the River

The Jaxson is located in the heart of the historic New Orleans French Quarter just steps from the Mississippi River and St. Louis Cathedral.

Sponsored by:

LA Duo-01

7:00 a.m. - 8:30 a.m.

3rd Floor
Acadia Foyer

Registration Open

8:30 a.m. - 9:00 a.m.

3rd Floor
Carondelet

Dwight Roberts

Opening Introductions

Dwight Roberts

9:00 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.

3rd Floor
Carondelet

John Bel Edwards
Governor of Louisiana

invited guest

Welcome

Edwards, John Bel

9:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.

3rd Floor
Carondelet

Dennis DeLaughter

Rice and World Economy Today & Tomorrow

When we realize that today’s rice market is not the market our fathers had to deal with, we can also assume that tomorrow’s market is not going to look like today’s market.  This presentation will look at the current market and then try and get a glimpse of what the market may look like tomorrow where tomorrow is defined as somewhere in the future.  After doing that, some will be hoping that “Tomorrow Never Comes!!!”

DENNIS--R-DELAUGHTER-BIO

10:30 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.

3rd Floor
Acadia

Coffee Break

Sponsored by:

HorizonAgLogo-HighResTransBcknd

Sponsored by:

http://www.induhorst.com/

11:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.

3rd Floor
Carondelet

Ted Wilson

Does Climate Stress Impact Rice Performance?

Wilson, LT

11:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

3rd Floor
Carondelet

Ben Allen

Indigo Ag: Revolution of Farming Food & Marketing

Allen, Ben

12:00 p.m. - 12:30 p.m.

3rd Floor
Carondelet

Fabian Franesse

What Can Be Anticipated from the Mercosur?

12:30 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.

3rd Floor
Carondelet

1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.

2nd Floor
Preservation Hall (1-10)

LUNCH in Preservation Hall (1-10) - 2nd Floor

2:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.

3rd Floor
Carondelet

Sustainable Rice Production: Farming for the Future

6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

Acadia

Networking Reception

Enjoy appetizers, drinks and live music while you network with your fellow delegates and visit RMTC’s Sponsors & Exhibitors!

Sponsored by:

texas rice council

8:00 a.m. - 9:00 a.m.

3rd Floor
Acadia Foyer

Registration Open

9:00 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.

3rd Floor
Carondelet

Dwight Roberts

Opening Introductions

Dwight Roberts
Breakout Session 1A

9:30 a.m. - 10: 00 a.m.

3rd Floor; Carondelet

Augusto Carhallanqui Heredia

Coming Soon…

Breakout Session 1B

10:00 a.m. - 10: 30 a.m.

3rd Floor; Carondelet

Tim Walker

Coming Soon…

Walker, Tim
Breakout Session 2A

9:30 a.m. - 10: 00 a.m.

3rd Floor; Bissonet

Danilo Vera

Similarities of Aged Rice and Parboiled Rice

Danilo
Breakout Session 2B

10:00 a.m. - 10: 30 a.m.

3rd Floor; Bissonet

Nripa Dhiman

Waterless Parboiling Future for South Asia

10:30 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.

3rd Floor
Acadia

Coffee Break

11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

3rd Floor
Carondelet

Norris Bond

What Lies Beneath? (Treating By-Products as Important as the Whole Grain)

NORRIS-BOND

12:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

3rd Floor
Carondelet

Carla Moita Brites

Exploitation of Bran Rice Bioactive Compounds for Healthy Food Development

Carla Brites

12:30 p.m. - 12:45 p.m.

3rd Floor
Carondelet

Lori Louvier
Port of New Orleans

1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.

2nd Floor
Preservation Hall (1-10)

LUNCH in Preservation Hall (1-10) - 2nd Floor

2:30 p.m. - 3:00 p.m

3rd Floor
Carondelet

Stephen Edkins

Rice Exchange: The New Preferred Marketplace to Trade Rice!

3:00 p.m - 3:30 p.m.

3rd Floor
Carondelet

Alice Gomez

Tariffs and other Political Turmoil in Trade

Alice Gomez

3:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.

3rd Floor
Carondelet

Thomas Wynn & Stuart Hoetger

Market Outlook

4:30 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

3rd Floor
Carondelet

Dwight Roberts

Closing Ceremony

Dwight Roberts
Stephen Edkins

Stephen Edkins

Stephen Edkins is an experienced entrepreneur and angel investor with interests in agriculture and renewable energy. He is passionate about investing in technology that has been developed in, or, can be applied to developing countries. Stephen, who is an Oxford-trained economist, started his career in finance with a focus on…

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Governor John Bel Edwards

Governor John Bel Edwards

The son of a sheriff and Charity Hospital nurse, John Bel Edwards understood the importance of serving others from an early age. From his service as an active duty Airborne Ranger in the U.S. Army to his time in the Louisiana House of Representatives, Gov. Edwards has always put people…

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Dr. Carla Brites

Dr. Carla Brites

Dr. Carla Brites will highlight the most relevant compounds, variability, health effects and examples of applicability in the agro-food industry. Her specialty is food science, technology and innovation with research experience focused on enhancing the quality and marketability of cereals including rice. Her current research called “ArrozBig” concentrates on the…

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Jim Whitaker

Jim Whitaker

Jim Whitaker is a managing partner of the family owned and operated Trinity Farms, in McGehee, Arkansas. He is a fifth-generation family farmer. Jim along with his brother Sam, also produce corn, soybeans, and cotton. Jim has worked with the Boys and Girls Club of McGehee in various positions of…

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Alice Gomez

Alice Gomez

Alice Gomez, an attorney and professional member of the food and agriculture practice group, joined Cornerstone in 2007. She represents producer organizations, international entities, commodity research and promotion programs, food manufacturers and distributors on issues related to the marketing of agricultural products, international trade, and nutrition. Alice advises clients on…

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Dr. Danilo Vera Coello

Dr. Danilo Vera Coello

Dr. Danilo Vera Coello, he earned his Master Degree In epidemiology comparative in the development of the Black Sigatoka on banana and plantain in 2003 at Universidad Federal de Vicosa, Minas Gerais, Brazil and his Ph. D On the role of the dangerous condition in the epidemiology of the eyespot…

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Dr. J. Thomas Wynn

Dr. J. Thomas Wynn

Dr. J. Thomas Wynn is a farmer, rancher, marketing analyst, and COO of M&W Farm & Ranch in Egypt, Texas. He is also a partner in Coastal Rice & Futures Inc. in East Bernard, Texas.  His specialty is risk management in agricultural commodity markets.  He also focuses on innovation diffusion…

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NORRIS BOND

NORRIS BOND

Norris Bond graduated in 1970 from The University of Southwestern Louisiana, with high distinction with a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering. Norris was initially employed as a design engineer by Baker Oil Tools of Houston, Texas, where he, was responsible for the design and prototype testing of various types…

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DR. STEVE LINSCOMBE

DR. STEVE LINSCOMBE

Steve Linscombe received his Ph.D. in Agronomy, Plant Breeding & Genetics in 1982 from Mississippi State University and his M.S. in Agronomy in 1979 and his B.S. in Animal Science in 1976, both from Louisiana State University. Dr. Linscombe is the Director of the Rice Research Station (Dec. 2003 –…

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Stuart Hoetger

Stuart Hoetger

Stuart Hoetger is a managing partner and founder of The Stogan Group, an agricultural business firm engaged in commodity trading and market analysis. Before assuming management of a California rice cooperative and launching an online rice brokerage platform, Stuart’s sole focus was providing market analysis and strategy to global traders,…

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DENNIS R. DELAUGHTER

DENNIS R. DELAUGHTER

Dennis R. DeLaughter, a professional farm manager, investment advisor and commodity broker, operates and managed over 7500 acres of rice, corn and wheat on the Texas gulf coast southwest of Houston.  DeLaughter was a licensed floor trader with the Chicago Board of Trade and is a frequent speaker at agri-business…

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