The Cotton Forum, two days of marketing education sandwiched around a professional baseball game, will be held in New York City, July 6-7, at the New York Board of Trade in lower Manhattan.

Attendees will have the opportunity to participate in a mock trading session on NYBOT's trading floor on the afternoon of July 6 before heading out that evening to Shea Stadium for a baseball game between the Mets and the Pittsburgh Pirates.

On July 7, at NYBOT, a panel of experts will bring cotton producers up to date on the latest cotton fundamentals and provide an outlook for the future and pricing strategies for cotton producers.

Special guest speaker at the event is Joe Nicosia, president and CEO, Allenberg Cotton Co., Memphis. Other panelists include O.A. Cleveland, professor emeritus, Mississippi State University; Carl Anderson, Extension specialist emeritus, Texas A&M University; Jarral Neeper, vice-president, marketing, Calcot; Mike Stevens, Swiss Financial Services; and Pat McClatchy, executive director, Ag Market Network.

There is still time to reserve a place on the roster, but space is limited. Call McClatchy at (888) 795-8071 for registration or more information.

You don't have to be in New York to listen to the Cotton Roundtable. The meeting will be broadcast live on the NYBOT Website at http://www.nybot.com and by teleconference to the Ag Market Network listening audience. The program will also be carried by KFLP radio, which covers the west Texas area. It's also available live at http://www.kflp.net, on a 10-second delay. Questions for the meeting will be accepted from the listening audience.

An archive of the roundtable will be available at http://www.nybot.com and http://www.agmarketnetwork.net.

The Cotton Forum is sponsored by the New York Board of Trade, Certified FiberMax, Cotton Incorporated, Ag Market Network and Farm Press Publications.