The EFS System software is a group of programs that, through the use of High Volume Instrument (HVI) data, provides authoritative cotton management and analysis information, as well as electronic communication between and among mills, ginners, producers and merchants.

The three-day conference, which has evolved into one of the most information-rich conferences in the cotton industry, will provide attendees from the four major segments—growers, ginners, merchants, and mills—with an in-depth look at state-of-the-art cotton fiber management. This year's program topics will identify market and consumer trends that are shaping the industry.

Featured presentations highlight the latest developments in Cotton Incorporated's Engineered Fiber Selection System as well as in-depth reviews of the cotton market, retail trends, cotton quality issues, spinning and fabric competitiveness, and cotton breeding progress as well as an update of cotton classing by the USDA - AMS.

Since its introduction in 1982, EFS has blossomed from an innovative concept to an industry standard. Today, EFS System programs are utilized by nearly 100 percent of the cotton spinning mills within the U.S., and internationally with 22 mills in Europe, Canada, Mexico and the Far East.

For EFS Conference registration, call Susan Marie Foote at (919) 678-2344 or Charles Chewning at (919) 678-2265. Registration can also be made through the Cotton Incorporated Web site, www.cottoninc.com.

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