Be sure to get your registration in for the 2018 CCGGA Annual Meeting in ASAP! This year’s meeting will be held February 21-23 at the Monterey Plaza. Registration cut off is Friday, February 9th and hotel reservations must be made by Thursday, February 1st.

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 an Irrigation & 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.


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 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.

9:15 am                BREAKOUTS


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

To view the Regular Member, Associate, and Thursday Training packets please click the link below.