2019 TCGA Trade Show Underway

Chuck Zimmerman

The 2019 Texas Cotton Ginners’ Association & Annual Meeting & Cotton Trade Show is underway in Lubbock, TX. The ribbon was cut this morning and a large crowd is anticipated for the 112th annual event. That is, except for the Texas Tech cotton grower fans who are in or on the way to Minneapolis for the Final Four of men’s basketball.

Cutting the ribbon today was Larry Black, President, TCGA and Manager at Central Rolling Plains Co-op. Since this is my first time at the show, courtesy of BASF, I visited with him to learn more about the show and who participates. Larry also talks about last year’s crop and the challenges it presented to the industry. He says that even with the heavy rains at the end of the season there is a lot of optimism for this season since those rains provide good ground moisture to get things started.

You can learn more in my interview with Larry: Interview with Larry Black

Here are some photos for your viewing/sharing pleasure: 2019 TCGA Trade Show Photo Album

Audio, BASF, Cotton