Tentative Schedule of Events

**Times are tentative and may be revised Please review the final schedule of events in the Meeting Program when registering.

Wednesday September 27, 2017

9:00 a.m.—12:00 p.m.

Exhibitor Set Up
(Check in with Kim)

Esmeralda Registration Desk

9:00 a.m.—5:00 p.m.

USPLTA Annual Meeting Registration

Esmeralda Registration Desk

9:00 a.m.—2:00 p.m.

USPLTA Board Meeting & Working Lunch

Esmeralda Board Room

2:00 p.m.

USPLTA Opening Session

Esmeralda 1-4

2:30 p.m.—3:30 p.m.

Future of Food – Potential for Pulses

  • Growing Advantage - California Almond Industry
    • CA Almond Board CEO Richard Waycott

Esmeralda 1-4

3:30 p.m.—4:25 p.m.

Future of Pulses - Foodservice 

  • Colleen McClellan, Datassentials

Esmeralda 1-4

4:30 p.m.—5:30 p.m.

Cooking with Pulses

  • Chef Eric Theis, Renaissance Resort

Esmeralda 1-4

6:00—8:00 p.m.

USPLTA Welcome Reception

Rose Lawn

8:00 p.m.

Dinner on your own

Thursday September 28, 2017

6:00 a.m.—7:00 a.m.

2nd Annual USPLTA Fun Run

Depart from Hotel Lobby

7:30 a.m.—8:45 a.m.

Domestic Marketing Committee Breakfast

Esmeralda Board Room

9:00 a.m.—5:00 p.m.

USPLTA Annual Meeting Registration

Esmeralda Registration Desk

9:00 a.m.—9:10 a.m.

USPLTA General Session 

  • Trade Rules Survey

Esmeralda 1-4

9:00 a.m.—5:00 p.m.

Processor Evaluation of Advanced Lines (Seed Evaluation)

Esmeralda 1-4 Exhibit

9:10 a.m.—9:50 a.m.

International Marketing Snapshot

  • Peter Klaiber, USADPLC
  • Foreign Marketing Nominations of Committee Representatives 

Esmeralda 1-4

9:50 a.m.—10:20 a.m.

Future of Pulses: BIG DATA

  • Larry Trebesh, Farmers Business Network

Esmeralda 1-4

10:20 a.m.—10:30 a.m.

Healthy Break

Esmeralda 1-4

10:30 a.m.—11:10 a.m.

Future of Pulses: Farm Bill Forecast

  • Dale Thorenson, Gordley Associates
  • Government Liaison Nominations of Committee Representatives

Esmeralda 1-4

11:10 a.m.—11:55 a.m.

Future of Pulses - Transportation

  • Eric Gatlin, BNSF
  • Mark Miller, MacMillan-Piper
  • TBA

Esmeralda 1-4

12:00 p.m.—1:00 p.m.

USPLTA Member Lunch

Rose Lawn

 

1:15 p.m.—2:35 p.m.

Future of Pulses - Research

  • Research Nominations of Committee Representatives
  • Girish Ganjyal: Relationships between variety and performance (variability in varieties)
  • Craig Morris: Meeting Quality Standards for Pulses based on Wheat Experience
  • Dr. George Vandemark: Innovations in Breeding

Esmeralda 1-4

 

2:35 p.m.—3:40 p.m.

Future of Pulses - US Growth Outlook

  • Domestic Marketing Nominations of Committee Representatives
  • Patti LaGuire & Aric Saulk, Euromonitor International

Esmeralda 1-4

3:40 p.m.—3:50 p.m.

Healthy Break

Esmeralda 1-4

3:50 p.m.—4:15 p.m.

Future of Pulses - Innovation

  • Jeff Rumney, USADPLC

Esmeralda 1-4

4:15 p.m.—4:55 p.m.

Future of Pulses - U.S. & North American Marketing Strategy

  • Pulse Brand & Half Cup Habit
  • Tim McGreevy & Jessie Hunter, USADPLC

Esmeralda 1-4

 

4:55 p.m.—5:15 p.m.

Future of Pulses - Grading Standards

  • Beverly Whalen, USDA 

Esmeralda 1-4

6:00 p.m.—7:00 p.m.

USPLTA Reception

Mountain View

7:00 p.m.—10:00 p.m.

USPLTA Member Dinner & Recognitions

Valencia Ballroom

10:00 p.m.—midnight

Chairman’s Reception

TBA

Friday September 29, 2017

7:00 a.m.—8:45 a.m.

FAQ Committee Breakfast Meeting

Esmeralda 6

7:00 a.m.— 8:45 a.m.

Convention Committee Breakfast Meeting

Esmeralda 7

9:00 a.m.—9:05 a.m.

General Session

Esmeralda 1-4

9:05 a.m.—9:20 a.m.

Future of Pulses

  • 2017 FAQ Committee Report

Esmeralda 1-4

9:20 a.m.—10:30 a.m.

General Session
Voting & Closing

  • 2018 Dues Discussion

Esmeralda 1-4

10:30 a.m.—11:15 a.m.

USPLTA Board Meeting

Esmeralda Board Room

11:30 a.m.

USPLTA Golf Tournament Check In

Indian Wells Golf Resort: Celebrity Course

12:00 noon—5:00 p.m.

USPLTA Golf Tournament

Indian Wells Golf Resort: Celebrity Course

12:15 p.m.

Desert Jeep Adventure

Meet in Hotel Front Lobby

12:30 p.m.— 4:00 p.m.

Desert Jeep Adventure Departure at 12:30 p.m.

 

6:00 p.m.—9:30 p.m.

Sunset & Sand Poolside Party (& Golf Awards!)

Cascade Landing

10:00 p.m.—midnight

Chairman's Reception

TBA


Thank You to all our Diamond Sponsors!

  • Intertek
  • Spokane Seed
  • Ray Mont Logistics
  • CFT Corporation
  • Justus Bag
  • Port Packaging
  • AGT Food
  • Northern Bag and Box Company
  • JM Grain
  • CGI Columbia Grains
  • West Plains
  • Northwest Seaport Alliance
  • Buhler
  • Imeco
  • Farmer2Farmer
  • Hinrichs Trading