SJV Cotton Tour Oct. 19
Growing in popularity over the past decade, the annual Cotton Tour attracts an increasing cross section of consumers, apparel company representatives and textile industry officials from across the country, offering a unique behind-the-scenes look at how San Joaquin Valley growers are reshaping the future of California’s $700 million-a-year cotton industry. The free event is scheduled from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 19.
Growers, public officials and leading University of California experts and farm advisors will provide insights about conventional cotton cultivation and the Sustainable Cotton Project’s Cleaner Cotton production in the heart of the Central Valley. Participants will inspect the crop before harvest, meet with farmers and visit a cotton gin during the tour.
Buses will leave the Best Western Apricot Inn – Interstate 5 and West Panoche Road about 23 miles southwest of Firebaugh. Registration is required and details are available under the events section of the SCP website.