Southern Southeastern Annual Meeting in Just a Few Weeks

The Southern Southeastern Annual Meeting is just a few weeks away. We’re really excited about this year’s meeting at the Marriott Myrtle Beach – Grand Dunes. Everything is looking good (fingers crossed) for having a great in-person event this year.

Room Block is closing THIS SATURDAY DECEMBER 24. Please make your hotel arrangements and registration SOON!!!.

Go to for meeting registration and Hotel Information.



Wednesday, January 18, 2023 (afternoon)

Farm Policy Committee

  • 2023 Farm Bill – Robbie Minnich and Tas Smith – National Cotton Council
  • Process for Gathering Production Data – Anthony Prillaman, USDA – NASS
  • Margin Protection Coverage – Jay Yates and Kyle Core – Watts and Associates

thursday, january 19, 2023

State Grower Meetings

Ginners Safety and Insurance Committee Meeting

Updates on OSHA activities around the cotton belt and accidents in the Southeast.

Ginners Board of Directors Meeting

  • Issues Update – Dusty Findley
  • Working with Farm Labor Contractors – Josh Viau, Fisher and Phillips

Growers Board of Directors Meeting

  • ACP Update – Tas Smith, NCC
  • Crop Science Update – Jennifer Crumpler, Bayer Crop Science

Friday, January 20, 2023

State Ginners Meetings

General Session

  • Cotton Situation and Outlook – Dr. Jon Devine, Cotton Inc.
  • US Trust Protocol – Panel Discussion
    Tillman White – NCC
    Scott Wagner – Levi Strauss
    Kurt Smithwick – Target
  • National Cotton Ginners Update
  • Southeastern Cotton Ginner of the Year


Producer Breakout

  • Southern Cotton Growers Planting Seed Task Force – Panel Discussion with State Departments of Ag and Land Grant University Specialists

Ginner Breakout

  • Cotton Seed Outlook – James Patterson, APEX
  • Gin Lab Update – Joe Thomas, USDA – ARS
  • Handling Seed House Fires (a ginner perspective) – Rich Lindsey, Cherokee Gin
  • Bale Cotton Logistics – Neil Woods, Olam

Southeast Boll Weevil Eradication Foundation Meeting

Presidential Reception
Hors d’oeuvres
Northtower Band
Revere Raffle ($10,000 top prize)

Saturday, January 21, 2023

General Session and Annual Meetings

  • Cotton Inc Update – Berrye Worsham, Cotton Inc.
  • NCC Update – Robbie Minnich, NCC
  • Ag Law Update – Harrison Pittman – National Agriculture Law Center

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