Industry News: April 2023

Nathan Reed: American Cotton Producers Chair

Nathan Reed

Nathan Reed, a Marianna, Arkansas, cotton producer was re-elected chairman of the American Cotton Producers of the National Cotton Council for 2023, during the NCC’s 2023 Annual Meeting.

He served in that position in 2022 after serving as an ACP vice chairman, and he has and continues to serve on multiple ACP committees. He also is an NCC director, serves on various NCC committees and task forces, and currently chairs the NCC’s Farm Program & Economic Policy Committee.

Elected as ACP vice chairmen were Adam Hatley, Mesa, Arizona; Doyle Schniers, San Angelo, Texas; and Matt Coley, Vienna, Georgia.

Re-elected as ACP producer directors were David Dunlow, Gaston, North Carolina, representing the Southeast and Patrick Johnson, Tunica, Mississippi, representing the Mid-South.

Gary Martin, Firebaugh, California, represents the Far West. Jon Whatley, of Odem, Texas, was elected as a director representing the Southwest. Nathan Reed also will serve as the ACP’s at-large director.

2023 ACP State Producer Chairmen Announced

The NCC’s American Cotton Pro-ducers is an organization of cotton producer leaders elected by their peers. All major cotton-producing states have representation. The ACP is the producers’ advocate within the NCC and has responsibility for developing recommendations on all matters affecting the cotton production sector.

Serving as ACP state producer chairmen in 2023 will be:

Alabama: Nick McMichen, Centre; and Shep Morris, Sr., Shorter.

 Arizona: Jerry Rovey and K.C. Gingg, both of Buckeye.

 Arkansas: Matt Hyneman, Jonesboro. 

 California: Bryan Bone, Bakersfield.

 Florida: Nick Marshall, Baker.

 Georgia: Lee Cromley, Brooklet; and Chad Mathis, Jr., Arlington.

 Kansas: Stuart Briggeman, Pratt; and Dan Metz, Oxford.

 Louisiana: Heath Herring, St. Joseph; and Jason Condrey, Lake Providence.

 Mississippi: Ted Kendall, IV, Bolton.

 Missouri/Illinois: Steve Droke, Hornersville, Missouri.

 New Mexico: Dean Calvani, Carlsbad.

 North Carolina: Brad Warren, Faison; and Kent Smith, Rocky Mount.

 Oklahoma: Mark Nichols, Altus; and Phil Bohl, Faxon.

 South Carolina: James Johnson, Mayesville; and Daniel Baxley, Dillon.

 Tennessee/Kentucky: Jason Luckey, Humboldt, Tennessee; and Bill Walker, Somerville, Tennessee.

 Texas: Martin Stoerner, Lockney; Richard Gaona, Roby; and Stacy Smith, Wilson.

 Virginia: J.W. Jones, Windsor.

UT Offers Paid Internships

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Are you a college student interested in science or agriculture but need more experience before starting your career? If so, apply for the USDA-NIFA-funded Research and Extension Experiences for Undergraduates Internship at the West Tennessee AgResearch and Education Center in Jackson.

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Interns will be paired with professors and technical staff in Plant Pathology, Entomology, Crop Physiology, Weed Science, Agronomy, and Soil Science and Fertility.

While each intern will have a “home” program, everyone will get a rotation in the other disciplines to gain a holistic understanding of agriculture.

Undergraduate students enrolled full-time may apply. The internship lasts 10-12 weeks and begins in mid-May. There is a $5,000 total stipend for 40 hours per week. Housing is available.

Apply now, as remaining spots are limited for the 2023 summer. The application is online at

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