Plains Cotton Growers announces speakers for annual meeting on April 5
Plains Cotton Growers, Inc., will host their 56th Annual Meeting on Friday, April 5, in the Banquet Hall of the Lubbock Memorial Civic Center. The meeting will begin at 8:30 a.m. with registration, and the program will start promptly at 9 a.m. The event is held in conjunction with the Texas Cotton Ginners’ Association Annual Meeting and Trade Show, April 4-5, 2013.
The current slate of speakers includes Baron Batch, running back for the NFL’s Pittsburgh Steelers and veteran Texas Tech Red Raider, who will tell his story of perseverance, diligence, and survivorship; U.S. Rep. Randy Neugebauer, who will discuss the farm bill and other pressing issues facing Congress; Texas Rep. Charles Perry, who will discuss state issues, including water; and Brandon Willis, administrator for the USDA’s Risk Management Agency, who will discuss crop insurance.
Current PCG president Craig Heinrich of Slaton, Texas, will preside over the meeting and PCG Executive Vice President Steve Verett will report on the status of PCG operations and activities. The 2012 High Plains Cotton Agent of the Year will be presented during the meeting.
A buffet breakfast will be served from 7:00-8:30 a.m. in the Civic Center Banquet Hall, sponsored by Monsanto and Deltapine. Breakfast will be provided free to all PCG Annual Meeting participants. Immediately following the PCG Annual Meeting will be the annual FiberMax Cottonseed Luncheon for PCG Annual Meeting participants and members of the FiberMax “One Ton Club.” Lunch will be served in the Civic Center Banquet Hall.
Additional information about PCG and the Annual Meeting can be found online at http://www.plainscotton.org.
Baron Batch, running back for the NFL’s Pittsburgh Steelers