Saturday, January 19, 2019

  • 3 pm 6 pm Hospitality Suite

Sunday, January 20, 2019

  • 1:00 PM – 6:00 PM Registration. Location: Arcade Room

  • 3:00 PM – 5:30 PM Hospitality Room. Location: TBA

  • 8:00-10:00 am – National Sweet Potato Council Board Meeting (Contact – Matt Garber) 

  • 11:00 – 2:00 pm – American Sweet Potato Marketing Institute Meeting (Contact – Sue Langdon) 

  • 12:00 pm – National Stakeholder advisory meeting with working Lunch (provided for Stakeholder advisory members and participants of NCPN advisory group) – (Kay Rentzel / Tara Smith)

  • 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm – National Clean Plant Network Advisory Meeting (Contact – Chris Clark)

  • 1:00 PM – 5:00 PM Exhibition Set-up. Location: Evangeline Suite and Foyer

  • 1:00 PM – 5:30 PM Exhibition Viewing. Location: Evangeline Suite and Foyer  

  • 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM President’s Reception. Location: Grand Ballroom & Foyer

    • Host: President Matt Garber

    • Sponsors:  Louisiana Sweet Potato Association  

    • Entertainment: Jazz Trio

Monday, January 21, 2019

  • 7:00 AM – 12:00 Noon Registration. Location: Arcade Room              

  • 7:00 AM – 8:30 AM Buffet Breakfast. Location: Grand Ballroom

  • Sponsors: TBA

  • 8:15 AM: Welcome and Announcements

    • Presentation of Colors and Recognition of all Veterans

  • 8:30 AM:  Key Note Speaker: Mike Strain, DVM, Louisiana Commissioner of Agriculture and Forestry

  • 9:00 AM: Spouses depart for Tour (load busses at Conti Entrance)

  • 9:00 AM – 11:15 PM GENERAL SESSION. Location: Grand Ballroom

  • 8:00 AM – 12:00 Noon Exhibits Open. Location: Evangeline Suite and Foyer         

  • 12:00 PM: Lunch

  • 2:00 PM – 6:00 PM Hospitality Room                             

  • Evening: Free

Tuesday, January 22, 2019

  • 7:00 AM – 8:30 AM Buffet Breakfast. Location: Grand Ballroom

  • Sponsors: TBA

  • 8:15 AM: Welcome, Announcements and Door Prize 

  • 8:30 AM:  Key Note Speaker: Dr. B. Rogers Leonard, Associate Vice Chancellor and Program Leader LSU AgCenter

  • 9:00 AM ­–12:00 PM General Session. Location: Grand Ballroom

  • 8:00 AM – 12:00 Noon Exhibits open. Location: Evangeline Suite and Foyer

  • 1:00 PM – 5:30 PM Hospitality Room. Location: TBA

  • 5:30 - 6:30 Pre-Banquet Social. Location: TBA

  • 6:30 – 7:00 Mardi Gras Parade. Location: TBA

  • 7:00 PM – 11:00 PM Closing Banquet. Location: Grand Ballroom

    • Introduction of US Council Officers

    • Distinguished Service Award