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Preliminary Schedule

Preliminary Schedule
(subject to change)

Thursday, October 25

6:00 p.m. Board of Directors Photograph
6:15 p.m. Reception and Dinner – All members and guests invited.
NAMA President Mary Waters
Washington, DC

NAMA Chairman Paul Maass
President, Commercial Foods
ConAgra Foods
Omaha, NE

Friday, October 26

7:30 – 8:00 a.m. Member Breakfast
Board of Directors and Associate Members invited
8:00 – 10:00 a.m. Board of Directors Meeting
NAMA Board Members invited
10:00 – 11:30 a.m. Spouse/Guest Activity – Trolley Tour of Historic Asheville
10:15 a.m. – 12:15 p.m. General Session I All attendees invited
President’s Remarks
Mary Waters
NAMA President
Washington, DC
Chairman’s Remarks
Paul Maass
President, Commercial Foods
ConAgra Foods
Omaha, NE
“Vitamin D – the single, not so secret ingredient to promote bone health and prevent autoimmune diseases, cancers, and cardiovascular disease.”
Michael Holick, Ph.D. MD
Professor of Medicine, Physiology and Biophysics
Boston University School of Medicine
Boston, MA
“Fiscal cliffs, election tsunamis and other political events that can impact the economic climate in the coming year.”
Edward Lopez, Ph.D.
Professor of Economics and
BB&T Distinguished Professor of Capitalism
Western Carolina University
Cullowhee, NC
12:15 – 1:15 p.m. Networking Lunch for all Milling and Associate Members
Sponsored by the Associate Members
1:15 – 3:15 p.m. Corn Division Meeting
Corn milling members invited
3:15 – 4:15 p.m. Wheat Issues Discussion
All members invited
4:15 – 5:45 p.m. Oat Division Meeting
Oat milling members invited
4:15 – 5:45 p.m. International Trade Committee Meeting
ITC members invited
6:00 p.m. Reception – All members and guests invited
Dinner on your own

Saturday, October 27

7:30 – 10:00 a.m. Executive Committee Breakfast and Meeting
Executive Committee members invited
10:15 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. General Session II All attendees invited
“What banks look for when lending to farms and how that impacts the miller’s commercial credit.”
Pierce Hodnette
Vice President – Relationship Management
Agfirst Farm Credit Bank
Columbia, SC
“How weather and climate information provided by the NCDC helps businesses make long-term decisions that affect the bottom line.”
Tamara G. Houston
Physical Scientist, Agriculture Sectoral Engagement Group
NOAA’s National Climatic Data Center
Asheville, NC
Passing of the Gavel
NAMA Chairman Paul Maass
NAMA Vice Chairman Greg Schlafer
12:30 – 5:30 p.m. Optional Group Tour: Biltmore Tour and Lunch
(optional group activity)
1:00 p.m. Scramble Golf Tournament – The Grove Park Inn
(lunch on your own)
6:00 p.m. Reception & Golf Awards Presentation
All members and guests invited
Dinner on your own

The program is subject to change. Please consult the final meeting program.

For more information, contact Terri Long, Director of Communications and Meetings, [email protected], 202.484.2200, ext. 11.

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