The Texas Cotton Association PRESIDENT, BEAU STEPHENSON of OMNICOTTON, Inc., Richardson, Texas, announces the  ANNUAL FLOW MEETING, to be held at the Overton Hotel & Conference Center on September 19 & 20, 2023! Since 1973, this association has met annually (with the exception of a COVID year) to bring supply chain partners together with cotton shippers prior to the harvest of cotton, to discuss mitigating factors relating to disruptions in the timely and efficient movement of our TEXAS COTTON to market! We invite YOU to have a seat at the table!

GOLFERS! You will want to come in early! Our agenda includes "TEEING OFF FOR COTTON" event, hosted by TIGA, Lubbock Cotton Exchange & TCA, on September 18, at Lakeridge Country Club, Lubbock, with a hamburger lunch at 11:30 a.m., followed by a 1:00 p.m., shotgun! The fee is $125/per golfer and includes green fees, cart and lunch. You will be able to register for golf on the Flow Meeting registration form or by filling out a paper form available by contacting the organizer, Vann Stewart at [email protected] of Texas Independent Ginners Association. For specific team requests, contact TCA 1st Vice President, Brady Raindl of ECOM Trading, Lubbock, at braindl@ecomtrading or by phone at 806.762.0365 for team pairings.

On the evening of September 19, at the Overton Hotel in Sunset AB, we will come together in a social setting to reunite and meet old and new supply chain partners at the COTTON FLOW RECEPTION! Connect at this can't miss social and business networking opportunity! 

The next morning, September 20, we will meet the annual FLOW MEETING the largest COTTON FLOW SIGNATURE SYMPOSIUM in the industry! A seated breakfast meeting will be held in Sunset AB, featuring speakers addressing issues pertinent to cotton flow and crop progress. We expect to adjourn by 11:30 a.m. This event is open to all cotton segments and supply chain management professionals - shippers, warehouses, trucks, railroads, ocean carriers, ports, inspectors, bankers, peer academia, and press. You can expect to hear from experts regarding cutting-edge insights on significant challenges and or ways in which issues can be resolved. A panel of experts will contribute to the conversation and as always, the FLOW MEETING provides an open forum to allow for audience participation. If you have any specific questions that you would like us to address or research prior to the program, please email [email protected]

FLOW MEETING HOTEL ROOM RESERVATIONS for the nights of September 17, 18, 19, & 20, 2023, may be made by calling the OVERTON HOTEL toll free at 806.776.7000, requesting a room in the The Texas Cotton Association 2023 - FLOW meeting block, for a special rate of $135+tax for a single or double, accommodations. You may book your room in our block online by clicking Online Hotel Reservations and the TCA discounted room rate page will appear! (Please note:  When you click the link it will take you to the reservation page. It will automatically put the check in and check-out date; you will have to adjust the check-out date if you would like to stay more than just one night.) In order to be assured of the reduced TCA special meeting rate during the Flow activities, you must act no later than the deadline of 5:00 p.m. on Wednesday, September 6, 2022, before any remaining rooms in our block are cancelled and returned to the hotel for general sales. In making your plans, please also note that hotel check-in is 4:00 p.m. and check-out is at 11 a.m. (Please note:  An incidental fee will be accessed to your card upon arrival for $50 for each individual staying in the room per each night included on the reservation, but credited back to your card if no incidental charges are made to the room. A 24-hour cancellation is required before the first night's room charge is collected by the hotel.)

Online Registration Form is available for members of this association and non-members alike through this link and on the home page of our website in a drop-down menu at the top of the page displayed in menu items. The registration fee for Merchant, Primary Buyer and Associate members is $100.00. The non-member rate is $125. If you are a TCA Honorary member, retired member, a principal of a cotton organization, government, press or academia, you are invited as a guest of this association and your registration is complimentary. If you will be bringing your wife, spouse registration is also complimentary. If you are considered a guest, please fill out the registration form and select "guest registration" so that we can prepare a badge for you and make necessary food and beverage accommodations. You can pay using your credit card. We accept American Express, Master Card, Visa & Discover. Remember, our website is secure, offering fast checkout! Upon receipt of your pre-registration fee, we will prepare a name badge for you which is your ticket to all functions including the Cotton Flow Reception and Flow/Marketing seated breakfast meeting. Onsite registration will also be available but will increase by $25.00 if purchased onsite or after the early bird pre-registration deadline of September 8, 2023Please remember to complete your profiles by including all of your contact information online at! Others are looking to connect with you! (Registration fees are not refundable after the pre-registration deadline of 9/8/2023.)

Play the LUCKY LUBBOCK LOTTO at the Cotton Flow Reception! Be sure to buy raffle tickets to enter the LUCKY LUBBOCK LOTTO! IPADs and other great prizes will be given away during the Cotton Flow Reception! Here's how it works: Winners will be announced at the Cotton Flow Reception, Tuesday, September 19, by 8:00 p.m. Great e-opportunity to purchase to play on the West Texas Flow Marketing Meeting online registration form. You may also buy tickets at the door. Buy raffle tickets priced at $5.00 per ticket. For each increment of 5 tickets that you buy, you will receive one ticket absolutely FREE! You may buy one ticket or as many as you like to increase your chances to win. The ticket(s) that you purchase will be placed in your badge holder that you will pick up at the registration desk on Tuesday night immediately prior to the TCA Cotton Flow Reception! The other part of the two-part ticket will be placed in the raffle drum from which the winning ticket will be drawn. Winners must be present to win. The LUCKY LUBBOCK LOTTO begins today and will end promptly prior to the drawing near the end of the Cotton Flow Reception on September 19, 2023. Go straight to the online registration form and enter for your chance to win!

Join THE TCA COTTON CLUB and win an IPAD! You will also find a place on the registration form to join the TCA Cotton Club. The TCA Cotton Club was established as an integral part of providing an exceptional organization for members. Since meeting registration fees don't cover the full cost of TCA meetings, these extra dollars create opportunities for industry cohesiveness and growth that may not otherwise exist. Participation in the annual meeting fund by members and other interested parties is important because it indicates the depth and breadth of confidence by those closest to the association. Every donor and every gift is vital to maintaining the ongoing strength of The Texas Cotton Association...year after year. Simply join the TCA Cotton Club network to work TOGETHER to excel in what we do best TOGETHER as a Texas cotton community. Join the Cotton Club and be entered into a special drawing to win an IPAD! The TCA Cotton Club members will also be recognized with a ribbon to attach to your name badge displaying your commitment to work TOGETHER seeking to further resonate the greatness of TEXAS COTTON around the globe. Join the TCA Cotton Club today and purchase your membership prior to the drawing near the end of the Cotton Reception on September 19, 2023!

SPONSORS! YOUR contribution to this year's meeting will help us benefit ALL stakeholders in the movement of TEXAS COTTON! Advertise your company name to friends and potential business associates during the Flow activities September 19 & 20! The Officers, Directors, Merchant and Primary Marketing members of The Texas Cotton Association, thank you for your partnership! Sponsorship packages are detailed on the sponsorship form.  Online Sponsorship is available through this link or on the home page of our website. You can pay using your credit card. We accept American Express, Master Card, Visa & Discover. Remember, our website is secure, offering fast checkout! 

Please consider supporting the FLOW meeting at one of the following levels:

  • FLOW CHAMPION -- $2500 
  • FLOW AUTHORITY -- $1,500
  • FLOW PARTNER -- $1,000
  • FLOW FRIEND -- $500

Upon arrival, you will receive a name badge and a sponsor ribbon indicating that you are one of the contributors responsible for our success! The Texas Cotton Association thanks you in advance for your continued support of the cotton merchandising segment!

The Officers and Directors of The Texas Cotton Association, appreciate your interest in TEXAS COTTON, our association, and our meetings!

Beau Stephenson, TCA President of Omnicotton, Inc., Richardson
Brady Raindl, TCA 1st Vice President of ECOM Trading, Lubbock
Ellen Batchelder, TCA 2nd Vice President, CARGILL Cotton, Palacios
Nick Peay, TCA Immediate Past President of Allenberg Cotton Co./LDC, Cordova
Kandice Poteet, TCA Executive Vice President of TCA General Office, Dallas
Cameron Austin, Brighann Marketing, Inc., Richardson
Amy Bain, Allenberg Cotton Co./LDC, Cordova
Adam Durham, Archer-Daniels-Midland Co., Lubbock
Jeff Finley, MEMTEX Cotton Marketing, Memphis
David Mullins, Choice Cotton Co., Prattville (Rotan office)
Darren Newton, VITERRA USA Agriculture, LLC, Shallowater
Alan Vinson, At-Large Past President of ECOM Trading, Lubbock


Please register, sponsor, and make your room reservations NOW!

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