The 62nd Annual Meeting of Plains Cotton Growers, Inc., is scheduled for Friday, April 5, in conjunction with the Texas Cotton Ginners Association’s annual trade show and convention at the Lubbock Memorial Civic Center. Registration for the meeting begins at 8:30 and the program begins at 9 a.m.
Confirmed speakers include U.S. Sen. John Cornyn; Dr. Gary Adams, President and CEO of the National Cotton Council; Berrye Worsham, President and CEO of Cotton Incorporated; and keynote speaker Tamar Haspel, a food and science journalist who writes the James Beard award-winning Washington Post column “Unearthed”. Haspel and her husband, Kevin Flaherty, also have an oyster farm off Cape Cod. She can be found on Twitter at @tamarhaspel. The keynote speaker is sponsored by Farmers Cooperative Compress.
Current PCG president Stacy Smith, who farms near New Home, Texas, will preside over the meeting and PCG Executive Vice President Steve Verett will report on the status of PCG operations and activities. An award recognizing the 2018 High Plains Cotton Agent of the Year also will be presented at the meeting, and PCG and Texas Tech will make a special announcement about the 2019 Celebrate Cotton game.
In separate events, breakfast, hosted by Deltapine, will be served before the meeting and lunch, hosted by FiberMax, will be served after the meeting.
There is no charge to attend and no RSVP is necessary. Additional information about PCG can be found here.