Tentative Schedule of Events

**Times are tentative and may be revised. Please review the final schedule of events on the Meeting Platform.

Wednesday, September 22, 2021

8:00 a.m.—12:00 p.m. PST


9:00 a.m.—5:00 p.m. PST

Exhibitor Booth Set Up
      (Check in at registration desk
       before setting up booth.)


Registration Open

Registration:  Cutter Room, 2nd floor

9:00 a.m.—1:30 p.m. PST

2:00—2:30 p.m. PST

USPLTA Board Meeting

Opening Session & Welcome

Jeff Winkler, USPLTA Chairman

Jeff Winkler, USPLTA Chairman

2:30—4:30 p.m. PST



International Marketing Focus
    -Global Outlook
      Marketing Rep. Roundtable
    -Standard for Quality 2.0
Business: Nominations for National International Marketing Committee Positions

International Marketing Staff

Jeff Rumney, USADPLC

4:30—5:00 p.m. PST

6:00—8:00 p.m. PST

8:00 p.m. PST

DCM Update

Welcome Reception

Dinner on Your Own

Stephanie Clark, BSM Partners LLC

Thursday, September 23, 2021

8:00 a.m.—5:00 p.m. PST

8:00—8:30 a.m. PST

Registration Open


8:30—10:00 a.m. PST

Research Focus - Critical Links
      -Pulse Quality Network -
      -Linking Quality Traits
      -Genetics & New Varieties

Business: Nominations for National Research Committee Positions

Mike Grusak, USDA ARS

Karen Cichy, USDA ARS

George Vandemark, USDA ARS
Rebecca McGee, USDA ARS
Nonoy Bandillo, NDSU

10:00—10:15 a.m. PST



10:15—11:30 a.m. PST

Sustainability - Looking to the Future
     -USADPLC Sustainability Video
     -Life Cycle Analysis
     -Regenerative Ag - Corporate

Tim McGreevy, USADPLC
Greg Thoma, University of Arkansas
Shrene White, The Annex by Ardent Mills

11:30 a.m.—12:00 p.m. PST

Transportation - Halted!
       Infrastructure & Agriculture

Peter Friedmann, AgTC

12:00—1:00 p.m. PST

Member Luncheon

1:15—2:00 p.m. PST

      -Moving Policy Forward for
       Sustainability & Nutrition, 
       Ecofriendly Initiatives &
       Climate Stewardship

Business: Nominations for National Info/Gov Committee Positions

Michaela Margida, Senator Cory Booker's Ag & Environment Team,
Adam Zipkin, Counsel To Sen. Booker

2:00—2:15 p.m. PST



2:15—4:30 p.m. PST

Domestic Marketing - State of Marketing Affairs
      -Success of Dietary Guidelines
       & Looking Forward

      -Half Cup Habit 2.0 - Newest
       Social Media Campaign
      -Traction of Plant-Based Foods
       in School Nutrition; USDA
       Food Purchase Analysis
       Pulse Product Trends
     -B2B Strategies (Business 2 
Business: Nominations for National Domestic Marketing Committee

Ali Webster, Food Directions

Erika Simms & Meris Brown, 

Louise Pollock & Stephanie Hodges, Pollock Communications

Christie Wood, SRG

4:30—5:00 p.m. PST

Grades Updates

Dan Bruce, Cmte. Chairman

6:00—7:00 p.m. PST

7:00-10:00 p.m. PST

Honorary Member Reception

Honorary Member Banquet & Recognition
       Diamond Sponsors
       Honorary Member Awards


Jeff Winkler, USPLTA Chairman


FFriday, September 24, 2021

7:30—8:45 a.m. PST

7:30—8:45 a.m. PST

FAQ Committee Breakfast

Convention Committee Breakfast

Charlie Shrope, Cmte. Chairman

Candy Willett & Peggy Abbott, Cmte. Chairwomen

9:00—9:15 a.m. PST

9:15—9:30 a.m. PST

9:30—11:00 a.m. PST


FAQ Committee Report

General Session, Committee Elections & Voting

Jeff Winkler, USPLTA Chairman

Charlie Shrope, Cmte. Chairman

Jeff Winkler, USPLTA Chairman

11:00 —11:30 a.m. PST

11:00 a.m. PST

11:00 a.m.—5:30 p.m. PST

USPLTA Board Meeting

Golf Tournament Registration Open

USPLTA Don Potts Memorial Golf Tournament

6:00—7:00 p.m. PST



7:00—9:00 p.m. PST

Buffet Dinner & Golf Awards


Thank You to all our Diamond Sponsors!

  • Justus Bag Company, Inc.
  • Dakota Dry Bean
  • AGT Food
  • http://www.belchim.com
  • Ray Mont Logistics
  • Buhler
  • Hinrichs Trading - Division of Ardent Mills
  • CGI Columbia Grains
  • Northern Bag and Box Company
  • Spokane Seed
  • CFT Corporation
  • unknown
  • Northwest Seaport Alliance
  • Cereal Byproducts Company