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Annual PCG meeting with Texas Cotton Ginners Show

Reported by: Rebecca Rivers
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Updated: 4/01/2013 9:15 am


The Texas Cotton Ginners Show will include ag vendors and cotton industry experts so you can see the latest in ginning technology.PCG will be conducting their annual meeting at the event, which will include a stacked program of key note speakers to discuss the latest industry issues and agriculture trends. And Steve Verett with PCG said that there's even a very special guest who will be giving a motivational speech.

"The Plains Cotton Growers annual meeting, in conjunction with the Texas Cotton Ginners Trade Show will be Friday, April 5. The Cotton Ginners Show is actually on Thursday and Friday, April 4 and 5. But our meeting is on Friday morning. Registration will start at 8:00 a.m. on that Friday morning. We do have a good line up of speakers. Congressman Randy Neugebauer will be speaking to us, certainly giving a Washington D.C. update. A big part of that will be farm bill, where we're at at that time. We have Brandon Willis who is the administrator of the Risk Management Agency at USDA that will be here to talk about certainly crop insurance, about those issues. How we're going to go forward and the importance really of crop insurance to our producers. It's really important to our folks in managing risk. Crop insurance is the major tool. We've invited Representative Charles Perry to be with us to talk about state issues. You know we've got a lot of things going on in the state legislature right now, especially on water. And then as kind of a special treat, we have former Texas Tech football player Baron Batch that will be speaking to us, talking about an issue that's familiar to farmers, and that's adversity, and how you deal with adversity and keeping the course. Baron's got a wonderful story to tell about that, so we're pretty excited about him being here for that. We invite all of our members and all of the cotton producers in the area to come out and join us on Friday morning," Verett said. 

This year's theme for the Texas Cotton Ginners Show is 'TCGA... an important link to Texas cotton'. So be sure to head out to the event this Thursday and Friday at the Lubbock Memorial Civic Center.

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