Texas native James Todd was born in Corpus Christi and lived there until he was 10 years old. The family moved to San Antonio, then on to Cleburne, Texas, and finally landed in Plainview when Todd was a freshman in high school. His parents, Jim and Martha Todd, were schoolteachers. His paternal grandfather grew up on a cotton farm in the Texas Brazos Bottom, and his mother’s family hailed from Mississippi.
Although cotton was an integral part of his bloodline, Todd developed an interest in agriculture in an unexpected way.
Read more about the 2021 Cotton Consultant of the Year, James Todd, in the special tribute below: