2024 P.I.E. Program Tour Dates Set

The NCC has scheduled tour dates and locations for the 2024 Producer Information Exchange (P.I.E.) Program.

June 4, 2024
Contact: Marjory Walker
(901) 274-9030

MEMPHIS, Tenn. – The National Cotton Council (NCC) has scheduled tour dates and 
locations for the 2024 Producer Information Exchange (P.I.E.) Program.

Launched in 1989, the program has enabled more than 1,200 U.S. cotton producers to go to Cotton Belt regions different than their own where they learn about their peers’ innovative production practices. 

Sponsored by BASF through a grant to The Cotton Foundation, the P.I.E. program has a goal of helping U.S. cotton producers maximize production efficiency and improve yields and fiber quality by: 1) gaining new perspectives in such fundamental practices as land preparation, planting, fertilization, pest control, irrigation and harvesting; and 2) observing diverse farming practices and the unique ways in which other resourceful producers have adopted new and existing technology. A unique program benefit is that the participants get to interact with the producers they visit on the tours and with producers from their own region that they travel with during the week.

During the week of July 28-August 2, producers from the Mid-South and Southeast will see farming operations in California. The second tour, set for August 4-9, will enable Southwest and West producers to travel to the Southeast and observe farming operations in Georgia.

The NCC's Member Services staff, in conjunction with local producer interest organizations, conducts the P.I.E. program, including participant selection.