Long-time Louisiana Agricultural Consultant Association full member and current executive board secretary Robert “Hank” Jones of RHJ Ag Consulting in Winnsboro, Louisiana, has been named an interim trustee on the National Cotton Council Foundation board.
Jones also serves as chairman of the Beltwide Consultant’s Conference. In addition, he is a voting member of the National Alliance of Independent Crop Consultants.
Rogers Leonard joins Jones
Serving alongside Jones as an interim trustee on the NCC Foundation board is Rogers Leonard of Integrated Crop Consulting LLC in St. Joseph, Louisiana. Leonard held an affiliate membership in LACA for many years while working within the Louisiana State University AgCenter system. He now serves LACA as a full member as an independent crop consultant.
En route to permanent board seats
These appointees are tasked with aiding the process of establishing permanent board seats for cotton agricultural consultants across the United States. Previously, independent agricultural crop consultants had no avenue for membership within the NCC.
LACA just recently joined council as an affiliate member with the hope that its membership might pave the road for involvement to bring benefits to cotton consultants and their producer clients.
The Louisiana Agricultural Consultants Association contributed this article.