Georgia

GCC Annual Meeting Set for Jan. 25, 2023

Clint Thompson Georgia Cotton Commission

By Clint Thompson

Georgia

It is never too early to start planning for the Georgia Cotton Commission’s annual meeting, slated for Wednesday, Jan. 25, 2023, at the University of Georgia (UGA) Tifton Campus Conference Center in Tifton, Georgia.

Taylor Sills, executive director of the Georgia Cotton Commission (GCC), discussed what growers can expect from next year’s meeting.

“We’ve got a great group of sponsors set up that’s going to help us put it on. Our speakers we’ve already got set up. We’re going to have Robbie Minnich who works for the National Cotton Council in Washington. We’re going into a new farm bill, so growers can learn what’s coming down the pipe with Ag policy discussions in Washington,” Sills said.

Taylor Sills

“With Cotton Incorporated, we’re going to have a person come from their Ag research group, Dr. Ryan Kurtz, who is an entomologist by trade, but is moving into a role to oversee the whole Ag and environmental research group. We will hear about the cutting-edge research that team is doing on growers’ behalf. We’ve also got Dr. Mark Masters with the Georgia Water Planning and Policy Center at Albany State who’s going to talk about what’s next facing Georgia farmers as it relates to Ag policy.

“As always, our UGA Extension Cotton Team is going to be there to do presentations on what’s happened in the past year, what other cutting-edge things growers can look to face and the issues growers are going to face as it relates to entomology and plant diseases. It should be an exciting meeting.”

Sills also announced that there will be a summer meeting scheduled for July 26 in Statesboro, Georgia. More details to come.