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Plains Cotton Growers to Host Annual Meeting on Friday

Tue, 01 Apr 2014 13:05:44 CDT

Plains Cotton Growers to Host Annual Meeting on Friday
Plains Cotton Growers, Inc., will host their 57th Annual Meeting on Friday, April 4, 2014 in the Banquet Hall of the Lubbock Memorial Civic Center.


PCG’s Annual Meeting will begin at 8:30 a.m. with registration, and the program will start promptly at 9 a.m. The meeting is held in conjunction with the Texas Cotton Ginners’ Association Annual Meeting and Trade Show, April 3-4, 2014, in Lubbock.


Current PCG president Craig Heinrich of Slaton, 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 2013 High Plains Cotton Agent of the Year also will be presented at the meeting.


Farmers Cooperative Compress will present keynote speaker Bruce Vincent, a third-generation logger from Libby, Montana. During the past 20 years, he has given motivational speeches throughout the United States and the world, has testified on natural resource issues before Congress and has appeared on several news programs such as “60 Minutes.” Bruce has been named Timberman of the Year in Montana, National Forest Activist of the Year, the Agri-Women’s 2007 Veritas Award Winner, and in 2004 received the inaugural Presidential Preserve America Award from President Bush. His current activities represent a family commitment to responsible environmentalism. His program is titled, “With Vision, There is Hope.” For more information on Bruce Vincent, visit http://www.brucevincentspeaking.com.


John Maguire, Vice President-Washington Operations for the National Cotton Council, will update attendees on the 2014 Farm Bill and other Washington activities. Steve Uryasz with Texas Tech Athletics will discuss the 2014 Celebrate Cotton game, and reveal details about this year’s event. Brandon Willis, administrator for the Risk Management Agency, will discuss the 2014 Farm Bill implementation process from both an RMA and FSA perspective.


A buffet breakfast will be served from 7:00-8:30 a.m. in the Civic Center Banquet Hall sponsored by Monsanto and Deltapine. Breakfast will be provided free to all PCG Annual Meeting participants. Immediately following the PCG Annual Meeting will be the annual FiberMax Cottonseed Luncheon for PCG Annual Meeting participants and members of the FiberMax “One Ton Club.” Lunch will be served in the Civic Center Banquet Hall.


Additional information about PCG and the Annual Meeting can be found online at http://www.plainscotton.org.



   

 

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