Cotton Farm Tour, Oct. 29, Firebaugh
A Cotton Farm Tour through California’s San Joaquin Valley will be held Oct. 29 to gain a behind-the-scenes look at the many sides of cotton production, conducted by the Sustainable Cotton Project.
Meet farmers, see cotton being harvested, and learn about Cleaner Cotton.
The tour begins promptly at 8:30 a.m. at the Best Western Apricot Inn in Firebaugh, Calif. Gather near the lobby. The tour ends around 4:30p.m.
You’ll visit a perennial hedgerow, walk through a colored cotton field, tour a running cotton gin, join us for lunch, and take home samples of cotton fiber.
Throughout the day, leading industry experts and professionals will present an inside perspective about the many facets of cotton cultivation and processing, addressing issues such as water use, cotton farming practices and the current state of the market for Cleaner Cotton fiber.
The tour and lunch are complimentary. There will be water and snacks on the bus.
Please wear close-toed shoes for walking in fields, and bring a hat, sunscreen, and insect repellent.
Guests are responsible for travel and hotel arrangements.Lodging: Best Western Apricot Inn, 46290 West Panoche Road, Firebaugh, CA 93622. Reserved rooms are under the name "Sustainable Cotton Project- Cotton Farm Tour." The motel phone number is (559) 659-1444.
Space on the tour is limited. To register for the tour, follow this link:
For questions, contact Marcia Gibbs of the Sustainable Cotton Project at (530) 370-5325 or firstname.lastname@example.org.