Join us on Friday, October 21, 2016 for a one-day Cotton Farm Tour through the San Joaquin Valley to gain a behind-the-scenes look at the many sides of cotton production. You'll meet the farmers, see cotton being harvested and learn about Cleaner Cotton™. You'll visit a perennial hedgerow, walk through a colored cotton field, tour a 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.
Lunch: We will be having lunch at the beautiful Cardella Winery in Mendota. Snacks and water will also be provided on the bus. (http://www.cardellawinery.com/)
Guests are responsible for their own travel and hotel arrangements.
Lodging: Best Western Apricot Inn, 46290 West Panoche Road, Firebaugh, CA 93622. We reserved rooms under the name "Sustainable Cotton Project- Cotton Farm Tour." The hotel provides a complimentary breakfast for guests. Space in the hotel is limited, please call 559-659-1444 to reserve your room asap.
NOTE: The address of the hotel says "Firebaugh", it is not in town, but rather on the outskirts. The hotel is located immediately off of I-5, at the Panoche Road exit.
The tour begins promptly at 8:30 a.m., at the Best Western Apricot Inn. Please gather in or just outside the lobby. The tour ends around 4:30-5 p.m.
Please wear close-toed shoes for walking in fields, and bring a hat, sunscreen and insect repellent if you wish.
Space on the tour is limited.
If you have any questions, please contact Marcia Gibbs, SCP Director, at (530) 370-5325, or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Visit www.sustainablecotton.org to get more information about SCP.
Thank you and we look forward to seeing you there!