TCGA Gears Up for Texas Gin Show

By Alyssa Dizon
LUBBOCK AVALANCHE-JOURNAL

For more than 100 years, the Texas Cotton Ginners Association brought together cotton ginners and producers from across the state to see the latest ginning technology and address key topics in the cotton industry. Once again, the Austin-based TCGA will mix some business and pleasure among the numerous activities and offer something for everyone at its annual meeting and 103rd cotton trade show in Lubbock.

Although the show caters mainly to cotton ginners, Aaron Nelson, TCGA director of communications, said anyone can stop by and get a peek at the booths of approximately 130 exhibitors displaying everything from gin machinery to farm insurance.

“(Ginners) can see new machinery that is available and make important decisions for operation,” he said.

Even those who do not work in or with a gin can find something they might like, such as jewelry or leather items. He encourages everyone to come to the show and see what companies have to offer.

The TCGA’s theme this year is “Ginning for Success in a New Decade.”

With higher cotton prices and good rainfall throughout the state, Nelson said he anticipates a good turnout because ginners and producers want to reap the benefits.

Nelson said the show typically brings in 1,800 to 2,400 people to Lubbock from all over Texas and follows the same format year to year.

As a part of the activities, Plains Cotton Growers will have its 53rd annual meeting with cash attendance prizes and five cotton experts from the High Plains cotton industry.

Shawn Wade, PCG director of communications, said James R. Wiesemeyer, senior vice president of Informa Economics, will give the keynote address and share his thoughts on agriculture policies and the future of U.S. cotton and agriculture. The other guest speakers include U.S. Rep. Mike Conaway, Anthony Tancredi, president of Allenberg Cotton Co., Eddie Smith, chairman of the National Cotton Council of America and Jane Dever, a cotton breeder from the Texas AgriLife Research and Extension Center.

The meeting will also have an Ag Market Network conference call broadcast live from the Civic Center and the annual FiberMax Cottonseed luncheon.

 

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