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In This Issue
Cotton – Charting New Waters
Increased Capacity Helps Texas Ginners
Cotton's Agenda: Don’t Miss Those Deadlines
Greenhouse Gas Debate Continues
Don’t Mess With West Texas...Varieties
Pigweed Hits North Alabama
Air Quality Rules Help Farmers
Ginning In The West Continues To Change
Calif. Ag Summit Focuses On Key Industry Issues
What Customers Want: Today’s Consumer Won’t Accept Poor Quality
Cotton Board: Enemy Becomes Friend
Missouri’s Parker Elected Chairman Of NCC For 2011
Editor's Note: Want Some Advice? Talk To A Farmer
Industry Comments
Web Poll: ‘Combo’ Approach For Weed Control
Specialists Speaking
Cotton Ginners Marketplace: Don’t Wait Too Long To Schedule Gin Repairs
Industry News
Cotton Consultants Corner: ‘Don’t Wait Too Late’
My Turn: A Fond Farewell
TCGA SECTION
TCGA Schedule of Events
President's Report
TCGA’s ‘Ginner of the Year’
Scholarship Awards Announced
Trust Continues Profitable Trend In 2010
Incoming TCGA President
Q&A with Jim Bradford
TCGA Exhibitors and Booth Numbers
CF / TCGA Alliance
Civic Center Map (PDF)
TCGA Staff
NFL Referee To Address PCG Annual Meeting
TCGA’s New Home: Overton Hotel
TCGA Officers/Directors
What To Do In Lubbock
Georgian To Lead National Cotton Ginners
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TCGA Schedule of Events
President's Report
TCGA’s ‘Ginner of the Year’
Scholarship Awards Announced
Trust Continues Profitable Trend In 2010
Incoming TCGA President
Q&A with Jim Bradford
TCGA Exhibitors and Booth Numbers
Civic Center Map (PDF)
CF / TCGA Alliance
TCGA Staff
NFL Referee To Address PCG Annual Meeting
TCGA’s New Home: Overton Hotel
What To Do In Lubbock
Georgian To Lead National Cotton Ginners

Aaron Nelsen serves as Special Projects and Communications Manager. Aaron oversees and manages the contract with TCP and the TSSC. He organizes statewide safety seminars each year and updates members on various environmental, safety and regulatory issues. Nelsen also is responsible for the Association’s monthly newsletter, manages the Web site and is in charge of updating the Redbook member directory.

Heading the TCGA office in Austin is Tony Williams, Executive Vice President. Tony manages the Association’s activities, is responsible for its financial operations and works with the legislature and governmental agencies to provide a ginner’s point of view when it comes to legislation and regulations. He also serves as the organization’s representative at many other state and national industry meetings during the year.

J. Kelley Green serves as the Director of Technical Services. Kelley assists ginners in complying with regulations and works with the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality on permits and regulations relating to gins. He also serves as TCGA’s expert in rate cases before the Public Utility Commission and manages the Association’s electric aggregation program, which contracts for the purchase of electricity in the de-regulated market.


Southwest Cotton Ginners School

Over the past few years, the Continuing Education courses offered at the USDA,ARS gin labs have focused on widening their audience to include topics that will benefit not only Certified Ginners, but also gin managers and superintendents.

 

Southwest Cotton Ginners School

• Ag Texas Farm Credit
• All-Tex Seed
• March 28-30, 2011.
• South Plains Ginning Lab in Lubbock.
• 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. each day.
• For more information, contact NCGA
  at (901) 274-9030 or go to
 www.cotton.org/ncga.

Many topics are broad in scope, and it is important that both the hands-on ginners and the management are abreast of the latest technology and issues facing the industry. The dates and locations of 2011 gin schools are as follows: SW Ginners School, Lubbock, Texas – March 28-30. Western Ginners School, Las Cruces, N.M. – May 10-12. Stoneville Ginners School, Stoneville, Miss. – June 14-16. Registration information for the schools is available at http:// ncga. cotton. org. National Cotton Ginners’ Association (NCGA) Executive Vice President Harrison Ashley says that the Level I, II and III curriculums will be offered along with a Continuing Education course. (Only Levels II and III are offered in the Western Ginners School.)

Level I courses are: Introduction to Cotton Ginning and the Industry; Maintenance of Auxiliary Gin Components; Basic Hydraulics; Basic Gin Safety; Maintenance and Adjustments for Seed Cotton Cleaners, Gin Stands and Lint Cleaners; Air Utilization and Drying; and Electricity in the Gin. The Level II offerings include: Purpose and Operating Principles of Individual Gin Machines; Efficient Operation, Adjustment and Maintenance of Gin Equipment; Pneumatics and Waste Collection; Electrical Systems; Hydraulic Systems; Gin Safety; Management Tips; and Roller Ginning (at the Western School only).

Level III features: Review of Functions of a Ginning System; Electrical Systems; Air Systems in the Gin; Drying and Moisture Restoration Systems; Matching Machinery Capacities in the System; Seed Cotton Unloading Systems and Management of Seed Cotton Handling Systems; Bale Presses and Hydraulic Systems; Safety Programs and Labor Regulations; Cottonseed Handling Systems; and Roller Ginning (at the Western School only).

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