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Rayniel and I are pleased to invite you to the Southern Seed Association’s 98th Annual Convention, January 14-17, 2017, in San Antonio. Nestled in the foothills of Texas Hill Country, the beautiful Éilan Hotel is a 100-acre retreat overlooking San Antonio from one of its highest points. The Éilan will be the setting for our annual gathering of networking and valuable business opportunities, as well as fellowship, signature food, and unique shopping opportunities.
A host of informative and up-to-date speakers are scheduled for the business session.  Pertinent topics will include an ag economic forecast and new ag policy under the Trump Administration, breakthrough technology in breeding techniques, seed treatment changes, and much more.
A wide variety of activities also await you. First, we’ll kick things off on Saturday evening with our 1st Annual SSA Tailgate Reception. Whether you’re celebrating your team’s Bowl Game victory or the upcoming Super Bowl, join us for this fun-filled evening of friendly competition and perhaps even a little smack-talk! GAMEDAY ATTIRE! A prize will be awarded for the best-dressed couple!
On Sunday morning, everyone is invited to begin your day with our annual devotional service. Sunday golfers, you’ll enjoy the scenic and challenging Palmer Course at La Cantera (see insert) while spouses may take advantage of relaxing in the Spa at Éilan or the plethora of shops at nearby La Cantera. We’ll gather on Sunday evening for dinner and a date with Lady Luck as we celebrate Casino Night! Glitz, glamour, and plenty of BLING!
On Monday while SSA members benefit from the enlightening business sessions, the spouses will look forward to a visit to the historic German village of Fredericksburg for wine tours, shopping and lunch. (Visit for more information!) There is much to see and do in Fredericksburg, but be assured we’ll return in plenty of time for our annual President’s Reception and Banquet on Monday evening. This 2017 SSA Convention Finale will feature a delicious meal, music, as well as a Silent Auction and $5,000 Drawdown to raise money for SSA scholarships for deserving students.
Please mark your calendars today, and make plans to join us in San Antonio! You may make your reservations by calling 888-236-2427 or visit the hotel website link at Book your group rate for Southern Seed 98th Annual Conv . Rooms are $179.00 a night.
Rayniel and I hope to see you all there as we celebrate 98 years of SSA…Texas Hill Country-style! If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact me or Richard.
Nick Bamert, SSA President