RMTC 2016 Agenda & Presentations

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9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Legends Foyer

Registration Desk Open

Welcome Refreshments Sponsored by:

basf

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

CHAMPIONS III

Post Harvest Seminar

Drying:

  • Interpretation of the advances in the theory of drying of rice (Alvaro Castillo)
  • Incidence of drying of rice in the results of milling. Effects of partially drying combined with cooling (Alvaro Castillo)
  • Dryers of high levels of moisture removal in continuous flow (Mauricio Heindenreich)

Storage & dust extraction:

  • Technical considerations on grain storage (Harry Harms)
  • Principles of technical operation of silos (Harry Harms)
  • Dust extraction and recent policy changes (Airlanco)

Presented by:

Mega 300w
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5:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

Legends Ballroom & Foyer

WELCOME RECEPTION

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

Legends Foyer

Registration Desk Open

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

Discovery Center
ENG – ESP – POR

Dwight Roberts

Opening Ceremony - Welcome to Houston

RMTC - Day 1_134

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

Discovery Center
ENG – ESP – POR

Zeigler, Roberto

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

Discovery Center
ENG – ESP – POR

Michael T. Scuse

Acting Deputy Secretary of the USDA

What is the Future of Ag Politics in the U.S.?

Scuse, Michael T.

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

Discovery Center
ENG – ESP – POR

Networking Break, Sponsored by:

http://www.induhorst.com/

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

Discovery Center
ENG – ESP – POR

Rakesh Sodhia

Can India Feed Itself?

Sodhia, Rakesh

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

Discovery Ballroom
ENG – ESP – POR

Mark Isbell

The Evolution of Sustainable Agriculture

Isbell, Mark

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

Champions Area

Lunch Sponsored by:

http://anysortlanka.com/

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

Discovery Center
ENG – ESP – POR

Alberto Livore

Rice Breeding: Are we listening to the consumer?

Livore, Alberto

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

Discovery Center
ENG – ESP – POR

Jorge Vara

Argentina: Quality Rice for the World Market

Vara, Jorge

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

Discovery Center
ENG – ESP – POR

Steve Linscombe

Provisia Rice: Its Role in the Future of Rice Production

Linscombe, Steve

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

Discovery Center
ENG – ESP – POR

Networking Break, Sponsored by:

http://brazilianrice.com.br/

DISCOVERY CENTER

BREAKOUT 1A: 3:30 p.m. - 3:55 p.m.

Danilo Vera

Advantages of Aging White Rice

Presented by Induhorst

Presentation: Vera, Danilo_Advantages of Aging White RiceVera, Danilo

DISCOVERY CENTER

BREAKOUT 2A: 4:00 p.m. - 4:25 p.m.

Balamurugaraja Karuppiah

Harvesting Mechanization of Small and Marginal Farms

DISCOVERY CENTER

BREAKOUT 3A: 4:30 p.m. - 4:55 p.m.

Jeff Gray

Rice Farming with Lexicon 700 Series

Presented by CLAASGray, Jeff

DISCOVERY CENTER

BREAKOUT 4A: 5:00 p.m. - 5:25 p.m.

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Randy Ouzts

Developing New Hybrid Rice Offerings for the US Market

FOUNDERS BALLROOM

BREAKOUT 1B: 3:30 p.m. - 3:55 p.m.

Gary Billups
Zaccaria

Farm to Table Methodology

Billups, GaryThis is a perfect workshop for those who are looking to learn about the new trends occurring with “on farm” rice producer milling systems.  From paddy rice to consumer, we’ll review the latest equipment in milling technology as well as focus on the attractive methods and economics that are turning heads among producers today.  Don’t miss this opportunity to introduce yourself to the exciting and endless possibilities that exist by Identity Preserving your rice and offering it in your local markets.

Presentation: Billups, Gary_Farm to Table Methodology

FOUNDERS BALLROOM

BREAKOUT 2B & 3B: 4:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Principal Issues Confronting Rice Research, Entomology and Pathology in the Americas

L.T. (Ted) Wilson, II, Center Director and Professor of Entomology Texas A&M AgriLife Research Center at Beaumont

Introduction and Market for Organic RiceWilson, LT

Presentation: Wilson, Ted_Overview of Organic Rice Production in the USA and Globally

M.O. (Mo) Way, Professor of Entomology Texas A&M AgriLife Research Center at Beaumont

Management Techniques for Organic Rice ProductionWay, MO

Presentation: Way, Mo_Insect Management Techniques for Organic Rice Production

Xin-Gen (Shane) Zhou Texas A&M AgriLife Research Center at Beaumont

Management Techniques for Organic Rice ProductionZhou, Shane

Presentation: Zhou, Shane_Organic Rice Disease Management

 

Presentation by Dr. Fugen Dou (not pictured): Dou, Fugen_Effect of Seeding Rate on Organic Rice Production

FOUNDERS BALLROOM

BREAKOUT 4B: 5:00 p.m. - 5:25 p.m.

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Mark Pousson & Kabir Ahmed

Identity Preserve Rice Exports from the Port of Lake Charles, Louisiana

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

Discovery Center
ENG – ESP – POR

Dwight Roberts

Opening Introductions

RMTC - Day 1_134

DISCOVERY CENTER

BREAKOUT 1A & 2A: 8:30 a.m. - 9:25 a.m.

Which Influences Price More: Supply or Demand?

DISCOVERY CENTER

BREAKOUT 3A: 9:30 a.m. - 9:55 a.m.

Alice Gomez

Washington Update: Dysfunction and Division in an Election Year

FOUNDERS BALLROOM

BREAKOUT 1B: 8:30 a.m. - 8:55 a.m.

Shashikumar Thimmaiah

Art of Par Boiling – Advance Process Innovation by India

FOUNDERS BALLROOM

BREAKOUT 2B & 3B: 9:00 a.m. - 9:55 a.m.

Tim Walker

Horizon Ag’s Efforts to Provide Improved Rice Quality for Valued Customers

10:00 a.m. - 10:25 a.m.

Networking Break, Sponsored by:

The Wright Group -Trans

DISCOVERY CENTER

BREAKOUT 4A: 10:30 a.m. - 10:55 a.m.

Cyma Masoom

ANYSORT Rice Color Sorter

RAFFLMasoom, CymaE (A trip to China), FUN, MUNCH AND LEARN.

Millers are highly encouraged to come and see how to get the latest, most intelligent, best in class Rice color sorter machine with the best value on their investment.

We will have a lot of fun. No boring speech, just answers to your questions. Now even small farmers can afford to have their own mill.

Presentation: Masoom, Cyma_ANYSORT Rice Color Sorter

FOUNDERS BALLROOM

BREAKOUT 4B: 10:30 a.m. - 10:55 a.m.

Johannes Karcher

Quality Assurance of Paddy & Rice by Grain Cooling/ Grain Chilling

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

DISCOVERY CENTER
ENG – ESP – POR

Alvaro Durand-Morat

Evaluation of the Cuban Rice Sector

Alvaro Durand Morat

Alice Gomez

U.S. - Cuba Relations: Rapprochement or Resistance

Alice_Gomez

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

DISCOVERY CENTER
ENG – ESP – POR

Marco Antonio dos Santos

World Weather Patterns and Your Business

Santos, Marco Antonio

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

Champions Area

Lunch Sponsored by:

texas rice council

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

DISCOVERY CENTER

ENG – ESP – POR

Mike Gumina

Sustainability as a Driver for Global Competitiveness

Gumina, Michael

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

DISCOVERY CENTER

ENG – ESP – POR

Jeffrey Fajardo

The Colombian Rice Market: Economy & Structure

Fajardo, Jeffrey

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

DISCOVERY CENTER

ENG – ESP – POR

Luis Gasco

Peruvian Consumers Demand Quality

Gasco, Luis

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

DISCOVERY CENTER

ENG – ESP – POR

Networking Break, Sponsored by:

http://www.ricetec.com/

DISCOVERY CENTER

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

US & World Market Update

Dennis DeLaughter

World Market Update

Presentation: DeLaughter, Dennis_World Market Update

DeLaughter, Dennis

Thomas Wynn

US Market Update

Presentation: Wynn, Thomas_US Market Update

J. THOMAS WYNN

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

Discovery Ballroom
ENG – ESP – POR

Dwight Roberts

Closing Remarks

Dwight Roberts Headshot
Tour of Louisiana Rice Country

6:30 a.m.

Bus Departs from Royal Sonesta

IMPORTANT: PLEASE REMEMBER TO BRING YOUR PASSPORT

Group to meet in convention center lobby for departure promptly at 6:30 a.m.

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

PASSPORT REQUIRED FOR ENTRY

Tour Port of Lake Charles

Fueling America’s Energy Corridor.  Southwest Louisiana is full of visionaries—individuals who see the big picture and inspire us to imagine the best possible version of our community for generations to come. Back in the 1920s, a group of local leaders did just that, and we still feel the effects of their actions today.

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

Tour Bayou Rum Distillery

Spirit of Louisiana…from the culture to the cuisine, to the way people celebrate—it’s about living life to its fullest and having some fun along the way.

After a tour and tasting, visitors will be provided with a light lunch, courtesy of the Louisiana Independent Rice Producers Association.

BayouRum_Logo_AltBlue_Spot

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

Tour South Louisiana Rail Facility in Lacassine

Everything in the facility is built for the fast and efficient transfer of grain.  The South La Rail Facility features a dual truck pit that can unload a truck in four minutes and elevators that can handle 25,000 bushels per hour.  Four hopper bottom tanks provide 156,000 bushels of pre-positioned cargo to load 40 rail cars.

SLRF Logo

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

Visit Louisiana Rice & Crawfish Farm

Visit a working rice and crawfish farm. Guests will have the opportunity to converse with Louisiana rice farmers and ask questions.

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5:00 p.m.

Crawfish Boil Dinner

End the day with a good ol’ fashioned Louisiana Crawfish Boil!

Sponsored by Louisiana Independent Rice Producers Association

Return to Houston, Texas!

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RMTC 2016 Speakers
Mark Isbell

Mark Isbell

Mark Isbell, North Little Rock, Arkansas , has been named the 2016 Rice Farmer of the Year at the 19th Annual National Conservation Systems Cotton & Rice Conference, Southern Corn…

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Randy Ouzts

Randy Ouzts

Mr. Ouzts currently serves as US Rice Manager for Crop Production Services, and is located in Memphis TN.  He has extensive experience in the development, marketing and sales of agricultural…

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Shashikumar Thimmaiah

Shashikumar Thimmaiah

Executive Director –Marketing As Executive Director –Marketing of SKF Boilers And Driers  Pvt. Limited, Shashikumar Thimmaiah is in charge of the company’s strategic and business Development  and is responsible for…

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Dr. Danilo Vera Coello

Dr. Danilo Vera Coello

Department of Plant Protection at the National Institute of Agricultural Research Dr. Danilo Vera Coello, he earned his Master Degree In epidemiology comparative in the development of the Black Sigatoka on…

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Xin-Gen (Shane) Zhou

Xin-Gen (Shane) Zhou

Texas A&M AgriLife Research, Beaumont, Texas, USA Dr. Zhou is an Associate Professor of Plant Pathology, specializing in disease management in conventional and organic rice. He earned his B. S.…

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Jorge Alberto Vara

Jorge Alberto Vara

Minister of Production for the Providence of Corrientes, Argentina Jorge Vara graduated as Agronomist Engineer at the National University of the Northeast in 1982. He finished his career as Formed…

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Marco Antonio dos Santos

Marco Antonio dos Santos

Agronomist and Agrometeorogist Marco Antonio dos Santos earned his Degree in Agronomy in December 1994 at the University of Pinhal, State of São Paulo, Brazil, and his Master degree in…

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Dr. Mo Way

Dr. Mo Way

Professor of Entomology Texas AgriLife Research and Extension Center Dr. Mo Way is a Professor of Entomology for Texas A&M University. For the past 31 years he has worked at…

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Michael A. Gumina

Michael A. Gumina

Global CEO RiceTec AG Mike is RiceTec’s Chief Executive Officer, having assumed responsibility for the position upon joining the company in 2014. Mike has been engaged with production agriculture and…

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Jeffrey Fajardo López

Jeffrey Fajardo López

Induarroz Executive Director Jeffrey Fajardo Lopez graduated as Economist, received an honor award as the best student of the National University of Colombia. Specialist in International Relations of the Universidad…

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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, commodity research and promotion programs, food manufacturers and…

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Jeff Gray

Jeff Gray

Jeff Gray began his career with CLAAS in 1998 as a product specialist for the Caterpillar CLAAS America (CCA) joint venture and a member of the launch team that introduced…

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Luis Gasco Arrobas

Luis Gasco Arrobas

Director of Grupo Valle Norte Luis Gasco Arrobas, President, Peruvian Association of Rice Millers APEMA. Gasco graduated in Biology of the Universidad Ricardo Palma. Earned his Master Degree in Business…

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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…

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Johannes Karcher

Johannes Karcher

CEO, FrigorTec LP Karcher studied at the University of Applied Science in Karlsruhe Germany, earning a degree as a Mechanical and Air-conditioning and Refrigeration Engineer. Karcher went on to work…

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Alberto Blas Livore

Alberto Blas Livore

Leader of the National Program at INTA since 1989, Livore earned his PhD from Texas A&M University in Genetics in 1988 and a Master of Science in Plant Breeding in…

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Srinivas P. Kamisetty

Srinivas P. Kamisetty

President and Managing Director of CLAAS India Pvt. Limited As President and Managing Director of CLAAS India Pvt. Limited, Srinivas P. Kamisetty is in charge of the company’s strategic and…

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Rakesh Sodhia

Rakesh Sodhia

Sodhia is currently the founder and managing director of Fortuna International LTD in Bangkok. Sodhia trades primarily in rice, along with other interests and is a consultant for coal dement…

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Gary Billups

Gary Billups

Gary Billups President ZaccariaUSA Gary Billups is the founder and President of ZaccariaUSA, a joint venture with Zaccaria, Brazil for the sale and service of a full line of rice…

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Michael T. Scuse

Michael T. Scuse

Michael T. Scuse Under Secretary for Farm and Foreign Agricultural Services US Department of Agriculture Prior to this position, Scuse served as Deputy Under Secretary for the FFAS mission area…

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Dr. Robert S. Zeigler

Dr. Robert S. Zeigler

Dr. Robert S. Zeigler Director General and Chief Executive Officer International Rice Research Institute (IRRI) Robert “Bob” Zeigler is an internationally respected plant pathologist with over 30 years of experience…

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