Joe Nicosia, executive vice president of Louis Dreyfus Commodities LLC, will be the featured speaker at this year’s Cotton Market Roundtable in New York on July 24.
For the first time, the annual event will be live-streamed over the Internet so that producers can watch Nicosia present the latest information on how the 2015 cotton market is shaping up in the U.S. and overseas. It will begin at 8:30 a.m. Eastern and conclude at 10 a.m.
Nicosia has been the featured speaker at the Beltwide Cotton Conferences and at the Mid-South Farm and Gin Show. He took over the cotton market outlook role at both events from retired Memphis cotton merchant Billy Dunavant.
He will be joined by a panel of cotton market experts at the International Commodity Exchange or ICE location in New York. They will include Dr. O.A. Cleveland, professor emeritus at Mississippi State University; Jarral Neeper, president of Calcot Ltd.; and Kipp Butts, cotton analyst with Informa Economics.
A graduate of Dartmouth College, Nicosia began working for Louis Dreyfus Commodities as a grain trader in Minneapolis. In 1982, he transferred to Allenberg Cotton Co., in Memphis, and, in 1985, assumed responsibility for cotton trading worldwide.
He was previously chief executive officer of Allenberg Cotton Co. from 1991 to 2012, and from 1989 to 2000 he also served as president of Allenberg Cotton Co. He was director of Louis Dreyfus Corporation from 1995 to 2010 and currently serves as senior head of merchandizing platforms at Dreyfus.
Sponsors of the Cotton Market Roundtable are Bayer CropScience, Cotton Incorporated, the Ag Market Network and Farm Press Publications.
Farmers and others interested in the outlook for cotton prices over the next 18 months can go to agmarketnetwork.net and click on the button for the Cotton Market Roundtable.
Pat McClatchy, executive director of the Ag Market Network Inc., will moderate the event. Ag Market Network Inc., is a non-profit agricultural market news company he started in 1998 to help farmers gain more knowledge about the cotton market.
Pat grew up in the Mississippi Delta on a family cotton and soybean farm that he and his brother still own. After graduating from Mississippi State University with a degree in agricultural economics, he went on to work as a commodity broker in Memphis where he has been since 1980. He is the president of Risk Management Associates LLC and is actively involved in his company Southern Broadcasting Co. Inc., a TV video production company.
The Ag Market Network started with a few hundred monthly followers in 1998 and has grown to more than 200,000 listeners / viewers. The mission of the network is to provide outstanding free agricultural market news, analysis, and advice to all those involved in the Ag community.
Attendees who have questions during the Roundtable discussion can send email to McClatchy at [email protected].
For more information about the Roundtable, contact McClatchy at (888) 795-8071 or [email protected]