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.—4:00 p.m.

Future of Food – Potential for Pulses

  • Special Presentation

Esmeralda 1-4

4:00 p.m.—4:45 p.m.

Future of Pulses - International Marketing

  • India Update
  • International Marketing Reports

Esmeralda 1-4

4:45 p.m.—5:00 p.m.

International Marketing Committee – Nominations of Representatives

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.—9:00 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.—9:15 a.m.

USPLTA General Session 

Esmeralda 1-4

9:00 a.m.—5:00 p.m.

Processor Evaluation of Advanced Lines (Seed Evaluation)

Esmeralda 1-4 Exhibit

9:15 a.m.—9:35 a.m.

Future of Pulses

  • Dr. Jeff Rumney: wikiPULSEia.org

Esmeralda 1-4

9:35 a.m.—10:00 a.m.

Future of Pulses 

  • Erik Malmstrom: BIG DATA and what it means to the pulse industry

Esmeralda 1-4

10:00 a.m.—10:30 a.m.

Future of Pulses

  • Dale Thorenson:   Farm Bill Forecast

Esmeralda 1-4

10:30 a.m.—10:45 a.m.

Healthy Break

Esmeralda 1-4

10:45 a.m.—11:45 a.m.

Future of Pulses - Government Liaison

  • Dr. Jeff Rumney: Pulse Intake Research Project – Discussion how health and nutrition research can influence DGA
  • Dr. Sonny Ramaswamy:
    Agriculture Food System: Global Status and Challenges that Impact Public Health (Tentatively Scheduled)

Esmeralda 1-4

11:45 a.m.—12:00 p.m.

Government Liaison Committee Business – Nominations of Representatives

Esmeralda 1-4

12:00 p.m.—1:00 p.m.

USPLTA Member Lunch

Rose Lawn

1:15 p.m.—2:00 p.m.

Future of Pulses - Transportation

  • Transportation Guest Speakers

Esmeralda 1-4

2:00 p.m.—2:45 p.m.

Future of Pulses - Research

  • Girish Ganjyal: Relationships between variety and performance (variability in varieties)
  • Craig Morris: Meeting Quality Standards for Pulses based on Wheat Experience

Esmeralda 1-4

2:45 p.m.—3:15 p.m.

Future of Pulses - Research

  • Dr. Rebecca McGee: Innovations in Breeding
  • Dr. George Vandemark: Innovations in Breeding II

Esmeralda 1-4

3:15 p.m.—3:30 p.m.

Research Committee Business – Nominations of Representatives

Esmeralda 1-4

3:30 p.m.—3:45 p.m.

Healthy Break

 

3:45 p.m.—4:30 p.m.

Future of Pulses - Domestic Marketing

  • EuroMonitor Report
  • Dr. Jeff Rumney: Pulse Milling Application Center
  • Jessie Hunter & Tim McGreevy: Pulse Brand Logo, Half-Cup Habit Strategy & Marketing

Esmeralda 1-4

4:30 p.m.—4:45 p.m.

Domestic Marketing Committee Business – Nominations of Representatives

Esmeralda 1-4

4:45 p.m.—5:15 p.m.

Future of Pulses - Grading

  • Grading Standards Assessment

Esmeralda 1-4

6:00 p.m.—7:00 p.m.

USPLTA Reception

Rose Lawn

7:00 p.m.—10:00 p.m.

USPLTA Member Dinner & Recognitions

Rose Lawn

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.—9:15 a.m.

General Session

Esmeralda 1-4

9:15 a.m.—9:45 a.m.

Future of Pulses

  • 2017 FAQ Committee Report

Esmeralda 1-4

9:45 a.m.—10:30 a.m.

General Session
Voting & Closing

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!)

Waterfall 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