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

Registration Desk

Registration Desk Open

Sponsored By:

https://www.basf.com/us/en/products-and-industries/agriculture.html

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

Concerto Ballroom A

Post Harvest Seminar

Overview:

  • Guidelines for Rice Milling in 2017
  • New Advancements in Rice Drying Systems. Practical Application – Mega
  • Industrial Automation Applied to Rice Mills – Garten

Sponsored by:

Mega 300w

4:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

Overture Foyer and
Symphony I & II

EXHIBIT SPACE OPEN

5:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

Overture Foyer

WELCOME RECEPTION

RMTC's First Networking Opportunity!

Get together with other guests and enjoy RMTC’s first in a series of Networking opportunities! Music, food, drinks, a cigar roller and a fun atmosphere are the perfect way to kick off RMTC 2017 in Miami!

Sponsored by:

7-downtown-miami-party-and-dining-hotpots-2

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

Registration Desk

Registration Desk Open

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

Symphony III & IV
ENG – ESP – POR

Dwight Roberts

Opening Ceremony

Dwight Roberts Headshot

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

Symphony III & IV
ENG – ESP – POR

Dennis DeLaughter

Where is Rice in the World Economy?

DeLaughter, Dennis

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

Symphony III & IV
ENG – ESP – POR

Steve Linscombe

How Can Research Make Rice More Competitive and Viable in the Future?

Linscombe, Steve

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

Networking Break

Sponsored By:

KeplerWeber-Trans

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

Symphony III & IV
ENG – ESP – POR

Norris Bond

Taking Rice Milling Deeper (and wider)

3.Bond

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

Symphony III & IV
ENG – ESP – POR

Allison Romick

BASF and New Approach to Rice Production

Presented byBASF

12:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.

 Concerto Ballroom B, C, D

LUNCH

Sponsored By:

http://www.ricetec.com/

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

Symphony III & IV
ENG – ESP – POR

M.O. Way

Recent Advances in Rice Insect Pest Management

Way, MO

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

Symphony III & IV
ENG – ESP – POR

Leandro Pasqualli

Advances and Outlook for Hybrid Rice in the Americas

Presented by: RiceTec

Pasqualli, Leandro 1x1

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

Networking Break

Sponsored by:

HorizonAg_websmall

Symphony III & IV

BREAKOUT 1A: 3:30 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Qi Ren Chu

Global Perspective of Hybrid Rice

Presented by: RiceTec

Concerto Ballroom A

BREAKOUT 1B: 3:30 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Danilo Vera

Revolutionizing the Aging of Rice Using Model EVA 14600 Machine

 Presented by: INDUHORST

Symphony III & IV

BREAKOUT 2A: 4:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Claudia Militz

The Brazilian Rice Revolution

Concerto Ballroom A

BREAKOUT 2B: 4:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Stuart Hoetger

Little California and the Big Rice World

Symphony III & IV

BREAKOUT 3A: 4:30 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Anna McClung

Rice Research Focused on Production Challenges and Market Opportunities

Concerto Ballroom A

BREAKOUT 3B: 4:30 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Luis Felipe Leidens

The Benefits of Quality and Economy Provided by Uniformity of Rice Drying

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

Networking Breakfast

Sponsored by:

http://brazilianrice.com.br/

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

Symphony III & IV
ENG – ESP – POR

Dwight Roberts

Opening Introductions

Dwight Roberts Headshot

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

Symphony III & IV
ENG – ESP – POR

Sandra Metheny

FGIS - Official Rice Inspection

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

Networking Break

Sponsored by:

http://www.induhorst.com/

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

Symphony III & IV
ENG – ESP – POR

Mark Pousson

Port of Lake Charles Provides Export Sales Direct from the Rice Farmer

Pousson, Mark

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

Symphony III & IV
ENG – ESP – POR

Walter Cardozo & Juan Pablo Berasategui

AdecoAgro and Its Presence in the World Rice Market

Walter Cardozo-IMG-20170331-WA0000
Berasategui, Juan Pablo

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

LUNCH

Sponsored by:

USRPA Logo – Web

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

Symphony III & IV
ENG – ESP – POR

Panel: Thomas Wynn, Tiago Barata

U.S. & World Market Update

Wynn, Thomas 1x1
Tiago-Sarmento-Barata

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

Symphony III & IV
ENG – ESP – POR

Alice Gomez

Understanding the New White House Administration

Alice_Gomez

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

Symphony III & IV
ENG – ESP – POR

Dwight Roberts

Closing Remarks

Dwight Roberts Headshot
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 distributors on issues related to the marketing of agricultural products, international trade, and nutrition. Alice advises checkoff programs on compliance…

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Anna McClung

Anna McClung

Biographical Sketch Dr. Anna McClung is the Center Director for the United States Department of Agriculture, Agricultural Research Service, Dale Bumpers National Rice Research Center, located in Stuttgart, Arkansas. The Center has the largest concentration of rice researchers in the USDA/ARS, having 35 employees, including ten scientists, which are focused…

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Cláudia Militz da Costa

Cláudia Militz da Costa

Technical Consultant Technical Consultant of Brazilian Rice, ABIARROZ and industries, Cláudia Militz da Costa is Chemical Engineering by the Federal University of Santa Maria (UFSM), has PhD and Master degree in Food Science and Technology, respectively from the Federal University of Pelotas (UFPEL) and UFSM. She also holds MBA in…

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Ph. D., Danilo Vera

Ph. D., Danilo Vera

Department of plant protection of 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 banana and plantain in 2003 at Universidad Federal de Vicosa, Minas Gerais, Brazil and his Ph. D On the…

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DENNIS R. DELAUGHTER

DENNIS R. DELAUGHTER

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

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Dr. Qi Ren Chu

Dr. Qi Ren Chu

Global perspective of Hybrid Rice Dr. Chu serves as Consultant to RiceTec AG CEO, taking the lead of several projects in China. Dr. Chu also has work experience in the US Seed Industry as Senior Director and China Coordinator in the Line Development Department, and Traits and Technology Department at…

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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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Juan Pablo Berasategui

Juan Pablo Berasategui

Commercial Manager Rice Juan Pablo is an Agronomist, graduating from the university of Buenos Aires. He worked for a brokerage firm for grains from 2000 until 2008, before moving to Ascot Commodities as a rice trader in 2009. He then worked as a rice trader for South/Latin America at Louis…

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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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Luiz Felipe Leidens

Luiz Felipe Leidens

Product Marketing at Kepler Weber Company Luiz Felipe Leidens has Master's Degree in Projects and Manufacturing Processes from UPF (Passo Fundo, Brazil) and bachelor degree in Agribusiness Production Engineering from FACIAP (Cascavel, Brazil). His Master´s dissertation presented a numerical simulation and stress experimental measurement, for the external structure of high…

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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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J. Thomas Wynn

J. Thomas Wynn

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 and…

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Mo Way

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 the Texas A&M AgriLife Research and Extension Center at Beaumont developing and implementing Integrated Pest Management (IPM) programs for insects…

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Walter Cardozo

Walter Cardozo

Walter Cardozo, graduated as Engineer Agronomist from Universidad Nacional del Nordeste, Corrientes, Argentina in 1992. He made a Specialization in Irrigated Rice Seed Production in Universidad de Agronomía ELISEU. MACIEL, Pelotas Brazil. During the past 25 years has been dedicated to the development and management of integrated projects of rice,…

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Leanardo Pasqualli

Leanardo Pasqualli

MARKETING DIRECTOR Leandro is an Agronomist. He has a master's degree in seed technology from Universidade Federal de Santa Maria and an MBA in Marketing from Escola Superior de Propaganda e Marketing - ESPM. Leandro has been part of the RiceTec team since 2004 when he began his career as…

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Mark Pousson

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 a member on the Board of Directors for the US Rice Producers Association and the Louisiana Independent Rice Producers Association.…

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