CCGGA Annual Meeting & Agenda, Feb. 21-23 Register TODAY

The California Cotton Ginners and Growers Association is looking forward to hosting the 2018 Annual Meeting at the Monterey Plaza from February 21-23. The cutoff for hotel reservations and meeting registration is just under a month away!
This year’s meeting will surely be a good time with a fully packed agenda. Attendees can look forward to the historic favorites including a Wednesday evening welcome reception, the Annual CCGGA Golf Tournament on Thursday at the Quail Lodge & Golf Club, Thursday evening dinner with comedic entertainment as well as an informative session during the Friday Business meeting. New this year, CCGGA is offering a Nitrogen Management Plan Self Certification course Thursday morning for growers or other interested parties to participate in. The Annual Business meeting on Friday will include both a ginner’s and a grower’s track delving into the issues of pest pressures of the past year and how we address the 2018 crop, classing office activities, updates from our gin labs, as well as speakers from National Cotton Ginners Association, National Cotton Council along with an issues update from our staff.

Please fill out the below forms and submit to our offices no later than Friday, February 9th. You can pay for your registration online and download forms at //

Hotel reservations MUST be made by February 1st to ensure the Association’s special rate. Reservations can be made by calling (800) 334-3999 and you must identify yourself with the group name “CA Cotton Ginners & Growers Association” by the cutoff date above.

If you have any questions please contact our offices at (559) 252-0684

Member Registration Forms

Associate Member Registration Forms

Tentative CCGGA Annual Meeting Agenda

Wednesday, February 21, 2018
5:00 pm                Welcome Reception Lower Terrace

Thursday, February 22, 2018
8:00 am Nitrogen Management Plan Self Certification WorkshopCarmel Room
8:30 am CCGGA Golf TournamentQuail Lodge and Golf Club, Carmel Valley
6:00 pm                ReceptionLower Terrace
7:00 pm                DinnerMonterey Bay Room
8:00 pm                Entertainment: Comedian Adam FerraraMonterey Bay Room

Friday, February 23, 2018
Business Meeting Agenda
8:00 am Welcome/IntroductionsPhil Hansen, Chairman, CCGGA
8:05 am CCGA Financial ReportJanell Attebury, Baker Peterson Franklin
8:15 am National Cotton Council UpdateMike Brueggemann, National Cotton Council
8:35 am Supima UpdateEarl P. Williams, Supima
8:55 am Cotton Inc. UpdateChristi Chadwell, Cotton Inc.

Ginners Track
Cypress Ballroom
Growers Track
Carmel Ballroom
National Cotton Ginners Association Update
Stan Creelman, President, NCGA 9:15-10:15
Insect Pressures – 2017 Season in Review Panel Discussion
Bob Hutmacher, UC Cooperative Extension State Cotton Specialist, Moderator  Panelists:
Cotton Ginning Laboratory Research Update
Derek Whitelock, Research Leader, USDA-ARS, SWCGRL
Cotton Classing Update
Greg Townsend, Area Director, USDA AMS

10:15 am              **BREAK**
10:35 am              Sacramento Update George Soares, Kahn, Soares & Conway
10:55 am              Regulatory and Legislative Issues Update
                             Roger Isom, President/CEO, CCGGA
                            Christopher McGlothlin, Director of Technical Services, CCGGA
                            Jodi Raley, Director of Regulatory Affairs, CCGGA
11:55 am              Closing RemarksPhil Hansen, Chairman, CCGGA