The National Cotton Ginners Association has announced the cancellation of all three of the gin schools for 2020. The difficult decision came amid uncertain travel availability for instructors and organizers. Travel combined with uncertain rules in each venue made the cancellation inevitable Even if stay-at-home restrictions have been relaxed the federal phase-in protocols are going to limit gathering size etc. making it difficult to plan and conduct a school.
Harrison Ashley with the National Cotton Ginners has indicated that even though the decision was a very tough one, the NCGA is committed to the program and that they plan on bigger and better schools next year.
More information on the cancellation will be sent out in cotton’s E-News and Cotton’s Week via the National Cotton Council site.