The 2007 Cotton Forum will be held July 12-13 at the New York Board of Trade in New York City. There is still space available for attendees.

Participants will receive an orientation at NYBOT, for an inside look at how the exchange operates, followed by a mock trading session on NYBOT’s trading floor before heading out that evening to Shea Stadium for a baseball game between the New York Mets and the Cincinnati Reds.

On July 13, 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.

Special guest speaker at the Roundtable 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 Web site 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.