Each legislative session (regular session takes place on odd numbered years); farmers, cotton ginners, industry representatives and trade associations from across the state sponsor and coordinate the day’s activities, which promotes cotton and raises awareness of the importance of the commodity to the state. Cotton Day at the Capitol will be held in Austin on Tuesday, March 7. The day’s activities will include visits to legislative offices to provide them with cotton gifts and tell them about our industry issues. This is a wonderful opportunity to educate our state leaders about the impact the cotton industry has in Texas. Cotton is the main cash crop in Texas and contributes billions annually to the Texas economy. This will be a great opportunity to remind our lawmakers why a healthy cotton industry is vital to our state’s economy.
With cotton playing such a significant role in our state’s economy, it is only fitting that we take a day in Austin to reflect on the importance of the popular fiber and make legislators aware of the challenges facing our industry. If you would like to help promote cotton to our state legislators, come and join us on March 7. If you would like to learn more about the event, give us a call. We would love to have you join us in promoting cotton to our state officials.
Cotton Day will begin at 8:00 a.m. on March 7 with a brief meeting at the Texas Association of Counites located at 1210 San Antonio Street in Austin. We will then walk over to the Texas State Capitol building to distribute our cotton gifts and visit with State legislators. The Counties building is allowing us to park in their parking garage for the duration of the event.
A hotel block was not set up for the event. If you need a place to stay near the Texas State Capitol, you might consider the Hampton Inn & Suites Austin @ The University / Capitol located at 1701 Lavaca Street. The phone number for the hotel is 512/499-8881. Click here to visit the hotel website.
If you would like to participate, please contact the TCGA office at 512/476-8388, or email Aaron at firstname.lastname@example.org.