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

Registration Desk Open

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

Welcome Reception

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

Registration Desk Open

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

COFFEE BREAK

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

Dwight Roberts
Opening Introductions
Dwight Roberts
President & CEO
US Rice Producers Association

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

Dan Hunter (invited)
Texas Department of Agriculture, Assistant Commissioner for Water and Rural Affairs
Dan Hunter

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

Dennis DeLaughter
Keynote: Embracing Change: Expecting the Unexpected
DeLaughter, Dennis

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

COFFEE BREAK

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

Panel - Moderator: Corina Baban
Pam West
Mark Pousson

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

Steve Linscombe
New Technologies Accelerate Delivery of Improved Rice Varieties for the Americas

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

LUNCH

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

Eduardo Rojas
The Central American Rice Market and CAFTA-DR
Rojas, Eduardo1x1

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

Danilo Vera Coello
Induhorst: Advantages and Benefits Of The Rice Aging Process And Its Impact On Storage, Physical And Culinary Quality

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

Cody Corbell
Indigo Ag

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

COFFEE BREAK

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http://www.induhorst.com/

3:30 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Randy Ouzts
Working to Improve the US Rice Industry – Current Challenges
Ouzts, Randy

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

Enrique Nieto
Buhler

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

Dwight Roberts
Closing Comments

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

Networking Reception

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

COFFEE BREAK

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http://www.ricetec.com/

8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Registration/Help Desk Open

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

Dwight Roberts
Opening Introductions

8:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Dennis DeLaughter & Thomas Wynn
Risk Management Seminar: A course in Futures, Strategy and Planning
DeLaughter, Dennis

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

LUNCH

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

Alice Gomez
Shifting Gears in U.S. International Trade Politics

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

James Garriss
Flood, Drought & Unexpected Weather: Understanding Natural Weather and Climate
Garriss, James

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

Stuart Hoetger & Thomas Wynn
The Good, the Bad and the Ugly of the World Rice Market

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

Dwight Roberts
Closing Ceremony

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…

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Dan Hunter

Dan Hunter

Dan Hunter Assistant Commissioner Texas Department of Agriculture Dan Hunter serves as Assistant Commissioner for the Texas Department of Agriculture. He is the top advisor on the critical issues of…

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DeLaughter, Dennis

Dennis R. DeLaughter

Dennis R. DeLaughter, a professional farm manager, investment advisor and commodity broker, operated and managed over 5000 acres of rice, corn and wheat along the Texas gulf coast, southwest of…

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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…

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Dwight Roberts

President & CEO Dwight Roberts, President & CEO of the US Rice Producers Association, has spent the last 30 years working in agriculturally related international activities both in the private…

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Eduardo Rojas

Entrepreneur, Farmer, industrialist, and seed developer. President of the company Arrocera San Pedro de Lagunilla S.A. Vice President of Semillas Selectas S.A. Vice-President of the Board of Directors of the…

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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…

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James J. Garriss

James began his career with The Browning Newsletter when he was four years old, photocopying jet stream maps from the stacks of various University of New Mexico libraries. He has…

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Pousson, Mark

Mark Pousson

Mark Pousson, an active rice farmer from Welsh, Louisiana, a town located in the southwest part of the state. Mr. Pousson attended McNeese State University and is currently serving as…

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