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Conservation Conversation - April 16, 2021 Newsletter, April 12, 2021

HPWD BOARD OF DIRECTORS MET APRIL 13 IN LUBBOCK — The HPWD Board of Directors met April 13 in Lubbock to conduct the following business:

The next Board of Directors meeting will be at 1:30 p.m., May 11, 2021, at the HPWD Office, 2930 Avenue Q, in Lubbock . View future agendas and past meeting minutes at

VERETT ANNOUNCES RETIREMENT FROM PLAINS COTTON GROWERS — After 24 years of service, Plains Cotton Growers (PCG) Executive Officer Steve Verett is retiring effective June 30, 2021. He has served as the organization’s Chief Executive Officer since 1997 and is only the third person to hold this position since PCG’s creation in 1956. Kody Bessent, PCG’s Vice President of Operations and Legislative Affairs, was named the next Chief Executive Officer. He will begin his duties on July 1, 2021. HPWD congratulates Steve for his dedicated service to agriculture and the cotton industry. We send our best wishes for a happy and healthy retirement. HPWD also congratulates Kody on his new role. We look forward to working with you in the future!

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