Special Events

Welcome To Fort Worth Reception

Friday, February 9, 6:30 p.m – 7:30 p.m.

Don’t miss this special corporate-sponsored event where you can greet old friends and make new ones. There will be an open bar and light hors d’oeuvres will be served. 

Sponsored by
Amvac Chemical Cormpany; Cherokee Fabrication Co.; Dow AgroSciences; Farm Press Publications; ICE Futures U.S., Inc.; Lummus Corporation; MonsantoNetafim USA; Samuel Strapping Systems; Syngenta; and Valent USA Corportion


Saturday Luncheon with Mike Allen

Saturday, February 10, 12:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.

mike allenOne of Washington’s most influential and well-connected journalists and who The New York Times called “The Man the White House Wakes Up To,” Mike Allen has been praised for his dedication, passion, and unmatched ability to give a political story dimension and context. He is the co-founder and executive editor of Axios, a new company delivering news and insights on politics, business, media, and tech. Allen was a co-founder at POLITICO, the digital media company that upended and revolutionized political and policy journalism in Washington, New York, and Europe. He served as POLITICO chief White House correspondent and won the White House Correspondents’ Association’s Merriman Smith Memorial Award for “Outstanding presidential coverage on deadline” in 2004.

Allen, this luncheon event’s speaker in 2013, also was the founding father of the successful daily email tip-sheet Playbook – which rapidly became the early-morning must read source for movers and shakers in politics and media. Vanity Fair, which said, “Reading Playbook is as close as you can come on a Washington morning to knowing everything,” named Allen to its 2017 “New Establishment List,” an annual compilation of industry titans. Allen also is the creator of the daily newsletter, Morning Money, which gives readers insight into the intersection of Washington and Wall Street, and has co-authored of two e-books focusing on the 2012 presidential campaign -- Politico Playbook 2012: The Right Fights Back and Inside the Circus: Romney, Santorum and the GOP Race.

Tickets are $60 per person.

Sponsored by

bayer cropscience

Bayer CropScience


Prayer Breakfast with Dr. Paul Pettit

Sunday, February 11, 8:00 a.m. – 9:15 a.m.

dr. paul pettitStart your day with a refreshing of heart, mind and spirit at the National Cotton Council’s 42nd annual Prayer Breakfast. Dr. Paul Pettit, a former sportscaster and current seminary professor, will offer an inspirational message. Born and raised in Topeka, Kansas, Dr. Pettit currently teaches in the Department of Pastoral Ministries at Dallas Theological Seminary where he also serves as director of Placement. He speaks to numerous organizations and has authored multiple books. A graduate of the University of Kansas and the Moody Bible Institute’s Advanced Studies Program, Dr. Pettit also has earned Master of Theology and Doctor of Ministry degrees from Dallas Theological Seminary. He and his wife, Pamela, and their five children live in Rockwall, Texas, where they are actively involved in their church.

Tickets are $40 per person.