Less than 5 days to register for the 2018 CCGGA Annual Meeting taking place at the Monterey Plaza from February 21-23. Registration forms and payment must be submitted to our offices no later than Friday, February 16th.
CCGGA will be offering a FREE Irrigation & Nitrogen Management Planning Certification course in conjunction with this year’s meeting. The course will be held the morning of Thursday, February 22nd. Growers are HIGHLY encouraged to take advantage of this opportunity as this self-certification will become increasingly valuable to achieve compliance with the Irrigated Lands Regulatory Program.
Other highlights of this year’s meeting will include a Wednesday evening reception, the CCGGA Annual Golf Tournament at the Quail Lodge & Golf Club as well as the CCGGA Annual Meeting dinner Thursday evening where guests will enjoy the comedic entertainment by Adam Ferrara! Adam Ferrara comes from the critically acclaimed & Emmy award winning TV shows Rescue Me & Nurse Jackie, he is also one of the hosts of the world renowned automotive series TopGear US.
Attendees will receive critical industry updates at the Friday Business Meeting, which will include a ginner’s and a grower’s track. Topics of discussion will include an annual insect panel review, classing office activities, gin lab research updates and MUCH MORE! Guest speakers include representatives from the National Cotton Ginners Association, National Cotton Council, Cotton Board, Supima and Association staff.
The deadline to receive rooms at the Annual Meeting discount rate has passed, rooms are now at regular price and subject to availability. Please complete and return your registration forms with payment ASAP. Deadline to register is Friday, February 16th. You can pay for your registration online and download forms at //ccgga.org/membership/ccgga-annual-meeting/.
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 Irrigation & 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