You are invited to attend!


President Beau Stephenson of OMNICOTTON, INC., Richardson, Texas, has announced the theme of this year's TCA Convention!  ! TEXAS REIGNS !  He extends a warm invitation to all U.S. cotton merchants, transportation/supplier partners, and cotton association groups, to join us at this can't miss productive meeting, packed-full of information and in a great environment to have fun and learn from each other!

It's happening May 29, 30 & 31, 2024, at the 405 acre wilderness escape at the Texas Hill country Resort, Hyatt Lost Pines Resort & Spa, just a short 20 minute trip from the Austin-Bergstrom International airport. Plan to bring the entire family! Experience the great outdoors with horseback trail rides, hiking along 18 miles of trails, trap shooting, pony rides, archery, fishing, s'mores roasted nightly at outdoor fire pits, and more! Back at the Ranch, we will enjoy fun networking opportunities and productive meetings!

The banner under Convention 2024 includes a tentative schedule to assist you in planning your travel, an online registration and sponsorship link, and a hotel reservation link to secure your room. Also provided under Convention 2024 are links to our Standing Committees and the current TCA and ACSA policy resolutions, our annual fundraiser for the TCA PAC, and many onsite experiences offered at Hyatt Lost Pines.

Rooms are available if you would like to come in early on Tuesday, May 28, through check-out on June 1, 2024, at a special TCA room rate of $299, plus a reduced resort fee of $10. The hotel has provided patio/balcony King and Queen rooms at the same rate as long as they are available! Hurry and get your preferred room!

Our convention will launch on Wednesday morning, May 29th! GET YOUR GUNS UP for the SKEET SHOOT! We will meet in the lobby and walk over to the range, a quick distance out the back door onsite, during the 1st event of the TCA Triathlon 2024! How good is your market prognostication?! Play the Market Guess Game for FREE! The TCA Triathlon 2nd event winners in First, Second & Third place will be posted in the TCA office at 4:00 p.m., May 29, 2024! YOUR golf skills will be challenged at the TCA DALCOT, to be held Thursday, May 30, 2024, 1:00 p.m., shot gun start, at the resort's golf club onsite, an 18 hole championship golf course. "Featuring three different settings within the Texas wilderness, the course is surrounded by rolling prairies, wooded ridgelines, and native pecan trees offering a true Texas golfing experience", during the final 3rd event of the TCA Triathlon 2024! 

On Thursday morning, May 30, 2024, we will polish our current policy after the committees have been working well in advance to formulate the best blueprint to bring forward for final adoption. We anticipate several transportation providers to be in attendance during the Transportation Committee Meeting as we summit to better coordinate and communicate what we need from each other to flow cotton more orderly and efficiently. After the Committee Meetings, if you are not a golfer, check out the numerous activities offered through the hotel. An "Experiences" guide can be found in the drop down menu under this header. You will want to bring your children to this great get-a-way! There are numerous crafts and activities at Camp Hyatt for ages 3 to 13. Book in advance through the hotel! Later Thursday night, our annual reunion of transportation suppliers and merchants will gather at the TRANSPORTATION RECEPTION prior to the STEPHENSON PRESIDENTIAL DINNER and entertainment by “BARFIELD, THE TYRANT OF FUNK”! 

On Friday, during the General Session, The TCA Presidential Address will be given by BEAU STEPHENSON, TCA PRESIDENT, followed by an ACSA update by ACSA CEO and PRESIDENT, BUDDY ALLEN. Our Keynote speaker this year is ASSISTANT COMMiSSIONER OF AGRICULTURE for Communications, Trade and Business Development. The TRIATHLON AWARDS featuring the COTTON CUP winner will follow. We will advise updates to our program as more information is forthcoming.

Immediately following the General Session, the Executive Session of Merchant & Primary Marketing members only, will meet to install the new president, elect the new board of directors and adopt policy resolutions. It is imperative if you are a voting merchant or primary marketing member that you make travel plans to attend or designate at least one from your firm to be present to adopt new policy! Immediately following the Executive Session, the newly elected board of directors will meet.

We encourage all attendees to check-in on Tuesday night, May 28, 2024, to get a head-start on networking and prepare for the activities over the next three days! We expect the General Session to conclude by noon and the Executive Session to conclude by 1:00 p.m. The new board can anticipate adjournment by 2:00 p.m., at the latest. A limited number of rooms are available Friday night in the hotel for those that wish to stay another night. 

The success of our association and convention each year depends on our attendees and sponsors! We hope that YOU will commit to attending this year's convention at Hyatt Lost Pines Resort & Spa near the airport in Austin, Texas! We hope that YOU will consider sponsoring an event! We are filling advertising spots NOW! Please call 972.283.2822 and talk to Kandi Poteet about sponsoring events or activities! We want to know if there is anything that we can do to improve your experience during our meetings and your relationship with TCA and our members. We thank you in advance for your interest in TEXAS COTTON and in The Texas Cotton Association!