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West Texas Agricultural Chemicals Institute Annual Meeting



Contact: Kara Bishop, Communications Advisor

(806) 792-4904;

West Texas Agricultural Chemicals Institute Annual Conference Set for September 14

Pre-Registration Deadline is September 9

The West Texas Agricultural Chemicals Institute will host their annual conference on Wednesday, Sept. 14, at the FiberMax Center for Discovery, located at 1121 Canyon Lake Drive in Lubbock.

This year represents the 70th meeting of WTACI, an unincorporated organization of dealers, industry representatives, agricultural producers, scientists, educators, and agribusiness members who support education and research programs promoting safe and effective use of agricultural chemicals and protection and preservation of the area’s natural resources.

Topics to be discussed at the conference include ag and regulatory policy, pest management, crop protection research, and weed management issues. Also, part of this year’s program is a panel discussion covering 2022 season challenges.

A total of 7 Texas Department of Agriculture (TDA) CEUs are pending at this time.

Pre-registration is available online at On-line registration fees are $75 for conference attendees and must be completed or postmarked by September 9. Booth fees start at $300. On-site registration will begin at 7:30 a.m. the day of the conference and will cost $95 for attendees and $325 for booth sponsors. Lunch will be provided as part of the registration fee.

Opportunities also exist to contribute to the WTACI Scholarship Fund, which has provided more than $60,000 in scholarships to students majoring in agricultural fields at many Texas universities.

Contact Murilo Maeda at for questions about the program and CEU’s. If you have trouble or questions regarding registration contact Kara Bishop, 806-792-4904 or


The West Texas Agricultural Chemicals Institute (WTACI) is an unincorporated organization of dealers, industry representatives, agricultural producers, scientists, educators, and agribusiness members who support education and research programs promoting safe and effective use of agricultural chemicals and protection and preservation of the area’s natural resources. For more information visit

Plains Ginners Association Annual Meeting

Joey Maguire Plains Ginners Association
The Plains Ginners Association Annual Meeting will be held at the FiberMax Center for Discovery (1121 Canyon Lake Drive, Lubbock, TX 79403) on August 29, 2022. Lunch will be provided for attendees.
The speaker lineup consists of Texas Tech University Head Football Coach Joey McGuire, former House Agriculture Committee Chairman Mike Conaway, Texas Tech University Larry Combest Chair of Agricultural and Applied Economics Darren Hudson and more.
To register for this event, email Dava Denson or call 806-792-4904.
FOR GIN MEMBERS ONLY: Annual membership dues are $50 — please bring your check to the event.
For more information on the meeting, call Brian Lehrmann: 806-786-0515.
To register for the golf tournament, fill out the registration form and mail it plus $80 per golfer to:
Plains Ginners Association
2300 E. 50th Street
Lubbock, TX 79404

TCP and TSSC Board Meetings

Mark your calendar for the TCP & TSSC board meetings this summer.  TSSC will meet from noon to 5:00 pm. on July 19.  The TSSC advisory committee will meet earlier in the day from 10:00 a.m. – noon.  TCP will meet beginning at 8:00 a.m. on July 20 and conclude by noon.

We will be meeting at the Austin Hilton Airport this year.  You can book your room reservation at this link.  I will send more details at a later date, but wanted you to know the meetings had officially been scheduled and the room block is open.

Contact: Aaron Nelson, Texas Cotton Ginners’ Association

Lubbock County Annual Local Work Group Meeting

When: April 27, 2022
Time: 8:30 a.m.
Location: Chicken Run Restaurant, 1910 Quaker Ave., Suite 100, Lubbock, Texas

Lubbock, Texas—The USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) in Lubbock County and the Lubbock County Soil and Water Conservation District (SWCD) cordially invite interested parties to attend their FY23 Local Working Group (LWG) meeting March 27, 2022, beginning at 8:30 A.M.

The purpose of this annual LWG meeting is to set local conservation priorities and bring conservation stakeholders together to discuss conservation topics and issues relevant to helping Lubbock County farmers and ranchers better conserve on-farm natural resources.

The agenda of the meeting is to update attendees on recent conservation efforts and to collect public input to help guide future conservation activities.  Through regular identification of conservation opportunities, effective Farm Bill investment can continue to benefit Lubbock County. Farmers, ranchers, conservationists, and others interested in obtaining Federal technical and financial assistance to improve private land in Lubbock County are invited to participate.

For more information, please contact Bruce Meyer, district conservationist, at (806) 396-5517 ext.3. For more information, visit the NRCS Web site at

Plains Cotton Growers Inc. 65th Annual Meeting

65th annual meeting

April 1, 2022

The program, breakfast and lunch will be held at the Lubbock Memorial Civic Center (1501 Mac Davis Ln, Lubbock, TX 79401)

7:30 a.m.


Sponsored by:


8:30 a.m.


9:00 a.m.

Call to Order – Brent Nelson, PCG President

Invocation – Most Reverend Robert M. Coerver, Bishop of Lubbock

9:05 a.m.

President’s Annual Report – Brent Nelson, PCG President

9:10 a.m.

2021 PCG Outstanding Cotton Agent Award – Danny Nusser, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service

9:15 a.m.

Farm Policy Panel – facilitated by Kody Bessent, PCG Chief Executive Officer


  • Jennifer Cervantes, Texas and Florida Sugar Cane League
  • Reece Langley, National Cotton Council
  • Tim Lust, National Sorghum Producers

10 Minute Break

10:10 a.m.

Fertilizer Markets Supply and Demand Factors – Peyton Harper, The Fertilizer Institute

10:45 a.m.

Evaluating Carbon Contracts – Tiffany Lashmet, J.D., Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service

11:15 a.m.

Introduction of Speaker – Barry Evans, producer, Swisher County

Keynote Address: David Wasserman, House Editor, The Cook Political Report

Sponsored by:

Farmers Cooperative Compress

11:55 a.m.

CEO Report – Kody Bessent, PCG Chief Executive Officer

12:00 p.m.


Sponsored by:

BASF FiberMax

Keynote: David WassermanDavid Wasserman


As House Editor for The Cook Political Report Wasserman is primarily responsible for handicapping and analyzing U.S. House Races. However, his exceptional talent for predicting elections also extends to the Senate and White House.

Sponsored by:

Panelist: Jennifer CervantesJennifer Cervantes

Cervantes works to educate members and staff to the positive contributions of sugar cane farmers and the necessary role they play in the world of agriculture and with consumers of agriculture products.



Panelist Reece LangleyReece Langley

As Vice President of Washington Operations for the National Cotton Council,Langley works with Congress and Administration to help the U.S. cotton industry compete effectively and profitably in a global market.



Panelist: Tim LustTim Lust

With 25 years of experience in the sorghum industry, Lust leads both the National Sorghum Producers and the United Sorghum Checkoff Program. He helps growers with everything from farm policy to new genetics.


Peyton HarperPeyton Harper

As Director of Retail & Field Sustainability, Harper assists with developing and directing stakeholder outreach programs to promote nutrient stewardship at the field level for The Fertilizer Institute.


Tiffany Lashmet, J.D.Tiffany Lashmet

As an agricultural law specialist for Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service, Lashmet focuses on legal issues impacting Texas landowners and agricultural producers.

Special Thanks to This Year’s Sponsors


Tucker Oil Company




Farmers Cooperative Compress


Great Plains Soil Fertility Conference

March 8-9, 2022

Due to COVID-19 variants and travel restrictions, the Great Plains Soil Fertility Conference Planning Committee has decided to make the 2022 conference a virtual experience! We feel like is in the best interest of our presenters and attendees. At this time, the program will remain the same and include a two-day educational and poster program. You can view the oral program here and the poster listing here. The offered CEU credits will remain the same.