Agendas Confirmed for Georgia Cotton Commission’s 5th Annual Meeting and UGA Cotton Production Workshop

The speaker line-up for the Georgia Cotton Commission’s 5th Annual Meeting on February 1, 2012, is confirmed as follows:  Mike Tate, President, Southern Cotton Growers, Inc.; Bill Gillon, President & CEO, Cotton Board;  Mike Watson, Vice President Fiber Competition, Cotton Incorporated, “Keeping US Cotton Competitive in World Markets” and John Maguire, Senior Vice President, National Cotton Council, “Washington Report.”

 Following on-site, late registration at 7:30 a.m., the UGA Cotton Production Workshop sessions will take place and then repeated following the lunch and presentation of the Georgia Quality Cotton Awards.  For awards information and nomination form visit:

View detailed agendas online at

Cotton producers are encouraged to attend this educational event to hear the latest in production strategies in the workshops and hear industry updates during the annual meeting program.  Commission board members and staff along with our sponsor company representatives will be on-hand to visit and answer questions.  Annual meeting sponsors to date include:  Albany Tractor Co.; Americot; AMVAC; Bayer Crop Science; Boston Tractor Co.; Case IH Agriculture; Cotton Growers Cooperative; Crop Production Services; Lasseter Equipment Group; Monsanto; Phytogen; Southeast AgNet Radio; Southern States Cooperative; Staplcotn and Valent. 

 Registration is FREE.  Please pre-register online from December 1, 2011 through January 18, 2012,

at  or call 229.386.3416.  Your early registration will help us plan the sponsored breakfast, breaks and lunch. 

 Annual meeting questions may be directed to: Richey Seaton ( or Karen Nikitopoulos ( at the Georgia Cotton Commission office (phone) 478.988.4235.


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