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Plains Cotton Growers Inc. 65th Annual Meeting

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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