Plans are coming together for the Georgia Cotton Commission’s 2nd Annual Meeting on Wednesday, Jan. 28, 2009, at the UGA Tifton Campus Conference Center.

In a one-day format, it will be held in conjunction with the Georgia Cotton Commission co-sponsored Georgia Cotton Production Workshop, under the umbrella name Georgia Cotton Conference.

Between the Workshop and the Commission’s annual meeting program, it will be a day of learning for Georgia’s cotton producers. This is a perfect chance for them to see how their check-off investment dollars are working for them.

During the program, growers will hear from researchers, industry leadership, elected officials and they can also visit with various industry supply representatives.

Producers present are eligible for a grand prize drawing this year.

The co-sponsors, to date, include Bayer CropScience; D&PL; DuPont Crop Protection; Helena; Phytogen Cottonseed and Valent. Their commitment to help present a quality educational event to Georgia’s cotton growers is appreciated.

Tentatively, the day will begin at 7:30 a.m. with registration. The Workshop’s concurrent sessions are from 8 a.m. until 10 a.m; the annual meeting program will run from 10:20 a.m. until 1:30 p.m. It will immediately be followed by two consecutive Workshop breakout sessions, until 5:30 p.m.

Online pre-registration is strongly encouraged to help with meal planning. Beginning Dec. 8, 2008, pre-registration has been accepted at: www.ugatiftonconference.org.

Please direct registration questions to: Karen McBrayer or Renae Woods of the UGA Tifton Conference Center at 1-229-386-3416.

Updates can be found on the home page of the Georgia Cotton Commission’s Web site: www.georgiacottoncommission.org.

Annual meeting questions may be directed to: Richey Seaton (gactn@alltel.net) or Karen Nikitopoulos (cotton@alltel.net). Interested growers can also call the Georgia Cotton Commission’s office at 1-478-988-4235.