By Clint Thompson
The Georgia Cotton Commission (GCC) is a less than a week away. Registration is ongoing for the annual event, scheduled for Wednesday, Jan. 31 at the University of Georgia (UGA) Tifton Campus Conference Center.
GCC Executive Director Taylor Sills discussed the value of his growers attending the meeting, which will include presentations from the UGA Extension Cotton Team.
“Today, cotton’s below the cost of production. If our growers talk with these experts and talk about issues on their farms, maybe they can find ways to maximize their efficiency, and therefore be as sustainable as possible for their 2024 crop,” Sills said. “It’s also worth noting that, yes, we’re doing 47 county production meetings this year put on by local Extension agents. A representative from the commission and members of the cotton team will be at each one of those, but it’s important to point out, that usually at those county meetings, there’s only two specialists there. Every cotton specialist that we have at the University of Georgia is going to be on hand (at the GCC meeting), giving a presentation at this meeting. A producer can do a little bit deeper dive into issues affecting their operation than they can at a county meeting.”
There is no charge to attend. Pre-registration is requested to help with meal plans. Register online at www.ugatiftonconference.caes.uga.edu or call (229) 386-3416.