GCC Announces Second Annual Summer Meeting

Dan Cotton, Georgia Cotton Commission (GCC)


The Georgia Cotton Commission (GCC) reminds growers and industry leaders to mark their calendars for their second annual summer meeting, scheduled for July 24 in Statesboro, Georgia.

Taylor Sills, GCC executive director, discusses what the commission has in store for attendees at this summer’s meeting.

“Last year we did our first Georgia Cotton Commission mid-year meeting over in Statesboro, Georgia. It was very successful. We’re going to have another one on July 24 at the Nesmith-Lane Conference Center on the campus of Georgia Southern University in Statesboro. We’ve already got our program set up,” Sills said.

Taylor Sills

This year’s speakers include Robbie Minnich with the National Cotton Council. He will speak about the farm bill, which the GCC hopes will be nearing completion by the time the event is held.

“By the time we come to this meeting, we think the House will have voted on a farm bill and the Senate language will be out. We will know far more about where we are with this farm bill that’s been developed for a long time now,” Sills said. “We’ll know far more about where we’re at with that come this summer. This is not only very important to our farmers but to our rural communities and state’s economy as a whole.”

Daniel Radford, the new Southeast regional communications manager for the Cotton Board, will also be on hand to speak about the research and promotion program at Cotton Incorporated. Sills said registration information will be released at a later date.

“We encourage producers to try to make time to come over to Statesboro that day. I know that summer is a busy time of year, but I think it’ll be before we’re in the field harvesting corn and things like that. We’re very hopeful we’re going to have another good event,” Sills said.

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Clint Thompson

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