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Georgia Cotton Commission announces annual meeting speakers

The Georgia Cotton Commission is pleased to announce the guest speakers at the commission’s 11th Annual Meeting scheduled for Wednesday, January 31, 2018, at the UGA Tifton Campus Conference Center. The annual meeting is held in conjunction with the UGA Cotton Production Workshop conducted by the UGA Research & Extension Cotton Team.

 The UGA Cotton Production Workshop will feature breakout sessions where attendees will learn the latest technical production strategies from the researchers whose projects are funded by the Commission’s research program. The Georgia Cotton Commission Annual Meeting will follow the breakout sessions and feature speakers from several industry organizations. 

The program speakers are Reece Langley, vice president of Washington Operations, National Cotton Council; Kater Hake, vice president of Agricultural & Environmental Research, Cotton Incorporated; and Stacey Gorman, director of communications, The Cotton Board.

Langley is responsible for coordinating the Washington activities for the Council, which includes working with Congress and the president’s administration to ensure the U.S. cotton industry’s seven segments compete effectively and profitably in the global market.

Hake is the vice president of Agricultural & Environmental Research at Cotton Incorporated. In this role, Hake is responsible for the cotton production research program, and leads a team of eight scientists who develop and support innovative problem-solving research to increase the profitability and sustainability of cotton farming in the U.S.

Gorman leads the Cotton Board’s ongoing efforts to keep cotton producers informed of the activities stemming from the Cotton Research and Promotion.

Following the annual meeting speakers, the Commission will host lunch where sponsors will be recognized and door prizes will be given away. The meeting, production workshop, and lunch are open to not only cotton growers, but anyone interested in the cotton industry. The UGA Cotton Production Workshop breakout sessions will be repeated after lunch.

There is no charge to attend. Pre-registration is requested to help with meal plans.  Register online at or call 229-386-3416.