April 1, 2022
The program, breakfast and lunch will be held at the Lubbock Memorial Civic Center (1501 Mac Davis Ln, Lubbock, TX 79401)
Call to Order – Brent Nelson, PCG President
Invocation – Most Reverend Robert M. Coerver, Bishop of Lubbock
President’s Annual Report – Brent Nelson, PCG President
2021 PCG Outstanding Cotton Agent Award – Danny Nusser, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service
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
Fertilizer Markets Supply and Demand Factors – Peyton Harper, The Fertilizer Institute
Evaluating Carbon Contracts – Tiffany Lashmet, J.D., Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service
Introduction of Speaker – Barry Evans, producer, Swisher County
Keynote Address: David Wasserman, House Editor, The Cook Political Report
CEO Report – Kody Bessent, PCG Chief Executive Officer
Keynote: David 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.
Panelist: Jennifer 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 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 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.
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.
As an agricultural law specialist for Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service, Lashmet focuses on legal issues impacting Texas landowners and agricultural producers.