Plains Cotton Growers Set Their Annual Meeting April 10th in LubbockFri, 20 Mar 2015 14:16:39 CDT
The slate of speakers has been finalized for the 58th Annual Meeting of
Plains Cotton Growers, Inc., which will be Friday, April 10, in the
Banquet Hall of the Lubbock Memorial Civic Center.
TheAnnual 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 9 and 10 in Lubbock.
Berrye Worsham, President and CEO of Cotton Incorporated, will focus on
cotton research and promotion. Almost 50 years ago, producers from the
Texas High Plains helped create Cotton Incorporated petitioning Congress
to pass the Cotton Research and Promotion Act of 1966. The Act established
a funding mechanism, based on producer assessments, for the purpose of
conducting a wide scale effort to recapture cotton's market share. Since
then, Cotton Incorporated has celebrated numerous successes and continues
to pioneer progress in the cotton industry through research and promotion
Dr. Gary Adams, who recently was named President and CEO of the National
Cotton Council, will update attendees on the various activities of the NCC
and address issues related to policy.
"All of our organizations have been working on behalf of our producers,
especially during these tough times, and we wanted to highlight some of
those efforts at this meeting," PCG Executive Vice President Steve Verett
U.S. Rep. Randy Neugebauer also will address the group, as will Texas
Tech Athletics Director Kirby Hocutt, who will discuss the Celebrate
Cotton game and continuing the relationship between the cotton industry
and Texas Tech.
Current PCG president Shawn Holladay, who farms near Lamesa, 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 2014 High Plains Cotton Agent of the Year also will be presented at the
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