National Cotton Council Annual Meeting, Fort Worth, TX, Feb. 9-11

The National Cotton Council’s 2018 Annual Meeting is set for February 911 at the Omni Fort Worth Hotel in Fort Worth, Texas. If you plan to attend or have any questions, please contact Marjory Walker at 901-274-9030 or There will not be a meeting newsroom.

Should you need to reach Marjory onsite, please call or send a text to 901-494-1520, send her an email or check the business office located in the hotel’s Stockyards 2 Room.

General information about the meeting is available here. The 2018 convention’s first events begin at 1:30 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 9 with the National Cotton Ginners Association’s board of directors’ session and its annual meeting, which will include a briefing from Dr. Stephen Ostroff, deputy commissioner for Foods and Veterinary Medicine at the Food & Drug Administration.

Note that the American Cotton Producers meeting at 3 p.m. that day is a closed business session (not open to news media).

House Agriculture Committee Chairman Mike Conaway (R-TX) is scheduled to address the Annual Meeting’s “Program Committees Joint Meeting and Economic Outlook” on Saturday, February 10. That session convenes at 8 a.m. and will include the NCC’s planting intentions survey results (about 9:30 a.m. CST) following Chairman Conaway’s address.

Saturday morning’s session also will feature a report from Cotton Incorporated’s President & CEO J. Berrye Worsham. The NCC Interest Caucuses will convene that afternoon but some of those may be closed to news media.

The Annual Meeting’s last event, the General Session which begins at 10 a.m. on Sunday, Feb. 11, will feature an address from USDA Under Secretary for Trade and Foreign Agricultural Affairs Ted McKinney and a video presentation from Sen. John Cornyn (R-TX) who serves as the Majority Whip and on the Senate Committees for Finance, Intelligence, and Judiciary. In addition, NCC Chairman Ronnie Lee will provide a report highlighting NCC activities for the past year.

All attendees are invited to attend a “Welcome to Fort Worth” reception on Friday night in the hotel. The Saturday luncheon will feature Mike Allen, co-founder and executive editor of Washington-D.C.-based Axios, which delivers news and insights on politics, business, media and technology. If you decide to attend the Saturday luncheon or the Sunday Prayer Breakfast, see Marjory onsite for a complimentary ticket.

Business attire is appropriate for all convention events.

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