– Publisher/Vice President
A native of Leland, Miss., Guthrie grew up on a family farm.
She graduated from Mississippi State University with a bachelor’s
degree in Horticulture and a master’s degree in Agricultural
Extension and Education. While in graduate school, she studied under
cotton geneticist Dr. Bill Meredith at the USDA-ARS Delta States
Research Center in Stoneville, Miss. After graduation, Guthrie worked
for Cotton Grower magazine as field editor, followed by
five years as a market news reporter for the USDA-AMS Flue-Cured
She was heard daily on regional radio programs with market reports
for the area. Guthrie began writing for Cotton Farming in 1992. She became regional sales representative in 1993. She was
promoted to national accounts manager in 1995 and associate publisher
in 2000. Guthrie served on the executive committee of the National
Agri-Marketing Association for three years, and she participated
in the program committee for the Cotton Foundation. She became vice
president/publisher in 2005.
Office: (707) 485-0463
Mobile: (901) 497-3689
Fax: (707) 485-0146
Tommy Horton – Editor
Tommy Horton joined Cotton Farming in 1999 as managing
editor and became editor in 2000. He has more than 20 years of experience
in the cotton industry, having also worked for 13 years in the communications
department of the National Cotton Council.
At the NCC, he had major responsibilities as manager of broadcast
services, communications manager for Cotton Council International
and executive director of the National Cotton Batting Institute.
His many years of experience have helped him develop a wide range
of contacts within all segments of the industry. He also has 14
years’ experience as a newspaper reporter, working for major
dailies in Tennessee, Mississippi and North Carolina.
Horton, a Memphis native, is a graduate of the University of Memphis
where he earned a bachelor’s degree in news-editorial journalism.
Phone: (901) 767-4020
Fax: (901) 767-4026
Carroll Smith – Senior
Carroll Smith is a veteran agricultural journalist with more than
17 years of experience. She is editor of Rice Farming and senior
writer for Cotton Farming, as well as Special Projects
manager for all publications owned by One Grower Publishing. She
worked on the magazines in the late 1980s and early 1990s, and rejoined
the staff in 2005 when One Grower Publishing purchased the magazines.
Smith, former editor of Mid-South Farmer and Louisiana Farmer magazines,
has also worked at Cotton Grower magazine during her long
and distinguished career.
A native of Ferriday, La., Smith grew up on a family farm where
her father grew cotton, soybeans, wheat and sorghum. She has lived
and worked in the Mid-South throughout her magazine writing career
and has covered and written about all crops grown in this production
She has earned numerous awards for her writing – including
two second-place awards from the American Agricultural Editors Association.
Smith holds a B.S. degree in English and Mathematics from the University
of Southwestern Louisiana and an M.A. degree in English from Delta
Amanda Huber – SE
Amanda Huber has been the editor of Peanut Grower magazine
since 1999 and Southeast editor of Cotton Farming since
Huber’s experience in the peanut industry began in 1992 when
she served as executive director of the Florida Peanut Producers
Association. Through this experience, she gained a knowledge and
understanding of the industry by being involved in various issues
and events, including the 1996 Farm Bill.
By continuing to be actively involved in the industry, Huber is
better able to identify topics and provide news stories to fulfill
the mission of Peanut Grower. She also attends meetings
and field days to provide news and information for Cotton Farming.
Huber, a Florida native, attended the University of Florida where
she earned two bachelor’s degrees in agronomy and agricultural
communications in 1992. In 2002, she completed a master’s
degree in agricultural communications.
Her current occupation combines two of her passions: agriculture
and writing. Huber now lives on the family farm in Bronson, Fla.,
where she grew up.
Phone: (352) 486-7006
Fax: (352) 486-7009