National Ginners to Meet at Beltwide

It is important for our ginners to stay abreast of the latest technology, research and quality related issues that impact the ginning industry.  The upcoming 2020 Cotton Ginning Conference is just the venue to accomplish this.  The Ginning Conference will include research papers and panel discussions on several timely topics and will include the latest on the development of systems to detect and eliminate plastic contamination, fiber quality preservation, the use of RFID technology, and new products from machinery manufacturers.  There will be two panel discussions that include fiber quality and the cotton industry’s emphasis on increasing length uniformity and a panel to discuss methods to transfer technology to the ginning industry.  The Ginning Conference begins at 1:30 p.m. Thursday and will conclude at 11:00 a.m. Friday. 

The National Cotton Ginners Association (NCGA) will hold committee meetings beginning at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday and end at 11:00 a.m. Thursday.  The Ginning Conference and most of the NCGA Committee meetings are open to all ginners and interested parties attending the conference. 

The Ginning Conference and NCGA meetings will be held at the Austin Marriott Hotel, January 8-10.  A complete list of papers that will be presented at the conference and NCGA meeting schedule can be found at

Registration and Hotel information can be found at