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TCGA cancels Gin Show originally planned for April 8-9 in Lubbock

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The Texas Cotton Ginners’ Association has canceled its annual Gin Show planned for April 8 and 9 in Lubbock, Texas, because the venue in which the event was to be held is closed to outside events through April. The Lubbock Memorial Civic Center is currently conducting COVID-19 vaccine clinics. “We hope this gives everyone the chance to pivot and adjust ... Read More »

TCGA Summer Internships Benefit College Students And Potential Employees

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For 13 years, the Texas Cotton Ginners’ Association has provided an opportunity for college students to experience the cotton ginning industry firsthand through its summer intern program. For 2020, two students — Amos Emanis, Texas A&M University, and Oscar Barajas, South Plains College — were chosen from a roster of well-qualified applicants. This year, the Texas Cotton Ginners’ Trust also ... Read More »

Academic Investment Helps Develop Future Leaders

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Assisting students interested in pursuing agriculture is critical to the long-term viability of the industry. They are enthusiastic about learning new skills and eager to share their vision about what needs to be accomplished in the future. Providing these young adults an opportunity to grow and succeed is one of the first steps in developing future leaders in agriculture. For ... Read More »

TCGA cancels Texas Gin Show, Annual Meeting in light of COVID-19

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After consulting with state and local groups, the Texas State Cotton Ginners’ Association has decided to cancel the Texas Gin Show and Annual Meeting, originally planned for April 2-3 in Lubbock, Texas, in light of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. “This was an extremely difficult decision for our leaders as we are very aware this decision will affect many people,” the ... Read More »

Duncan McCook Joins TCGA As Manager Of Regulatory Affairs

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The Texas Cotton Ginners’ Association is pleased to announce Duncan McCook has joined the TCGA team, Jan. 1. In his new role as manager of regulatory affairs, he will be working with Kelley Green to serve TCGA membership with regulatory compliance. McCook will add a lot of depth to our team in terms of regulatory knowledge and experience in the ... Read More »

Building For The Future

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Texas Cotton Ginners’ Association Annual Meeting And Trade Show Set For April 4-5 in Lubbock. We have seen significant growth in Texas cotton production the past several years that has contributed to the building of several new gins and the expansion of existing gin plants. I believe this growth and increased ginning capacity means Texas will be a major player ... Read More »