Speakers for the Georgia Cotton Commission’s annual meeting program are confirmed and a tentative agenda is in place.

It is the Commission’s 6th Annual Meeting scheduled for Jan. 30, 2013, at the UGA Tifton Campus Conference Center.

The program speakers are Mike Tate, president of Southern Cotton Growers, Inc; Kater Hake, vice-president of Agricultural and Environmental Research with Cotton Incorporated; Kevin Latner, executive director of Cotton Council International and Mark Lange, President and CEO of the National Cotton Council.

The annual meeting is held in conjunction with the UGA Cotton Production Workshop conducted by the Cotton Team scientists. Attendees will learn the latest technical production strategies from the researchers whose projects were funded by the Commission using growers’ dollars.

As the workshop programs are determined, the information will be available on the agenda posted on the Commission’s website http://georgiacottoncommission.org/index.cfm?show=10&mid=64 or at http://www.ugacotton.com.

There is no charge to attend this educational event and the Commission hopes all cotton growers and any interested parties will join us.

Pre-registration is strongly encouraged, and appreciated, to help with meal plans. Registration opened Nov. 26, 2012. To register online, visit http://www.caes.uga.edu/external/tccc/ or call 229.386.3416.

Please contact Karen Nikitopoulos with questions: cotton@windstream.net or call 478-988-4235.