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 //ccgga.org/membership/ccgga-annual-meeting/.
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
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 Workshop – Carmel Room
8:30 am CCGGA Golf Tournament – Quail Lodge and Golf Club, Carmel Valley
6:00 pm Reception – Lower Terrace
7:00 pm Dinner – Monterey Bay Room
8:00 pm Entertainment: Comedian Adam Ferrara – Monterey Bay Room
Friday, February 23, 2018
Business Meeting Agenda
8:00 am Welcome/Introductions – Phil Hansen, Chairman, CCGGA
8:05 am CCGA Financial Report – Janell Attebury, Baker Peterson Franklin
8:15 am National Cotton Council Update – Mike Brueggemann, National Cotton Council
8:35 am Supima Update – Earl P. Williams, Supima
8:55 am Cotton Inc. Update – Christi Chadwell, Cotton Inc.
9:15 am BREAKOUTS
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 Remarks – Phil Hansen, Chairman, CCGGA