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Amvac seeks applicants for Cotton Industry Advancement Scholarship

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Amvac is now accepting applications for its 2021 Cotton Industry Advancement Scholarship. Each worth $2,000, they will be awarded to seven qualified students. “Going into our third year, we’re thrilled to continue giving more and more deserving students this scholarship opportunity,” Paul Vaculin, Amvac marketing manager for southern crops, said in a news release. “I love seeing the passion and ... Read More »

Friends & Legends

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Louisiana Crop Consultant Pays Tribute To AgFax Founders • By Hank Jones • I didn’t follow a traditional path to become a crop consultant. I did not work summers scouting fields for well-known consultants and knew few farmers when I started. My father was an ag-chemical salesman, so I had plenty of exposure to the world of agriculture. I found ... Read More »

Planning Season

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As 2021 Begins, Cotton Consultants Share Their Thoughts • By Carroll Smith, Editor • Cotton Farming recently conducted a question-and-answer session with several of the past recipients of the Cotton Consultant of the Year award. They included Eddy Cates (2019), Tucker Miller (2004), Paul Pilsner (2017), Jack Royal (2006) and Mark Scott (2018). Here is a synopsis of their responses. ... Read More »

Jensen Scholarship & NAICC Foundation Scholarships

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James Harper from Louisiana State University received the 2018 Foundation for Environmental Agriculture Education $3,000 scholarship. Also known as the Richard Jensen Scholarship, it commemorates one of the early members of the National Alliance of Independent Crop Consultants. Two other students were awarded $1,500 FEAE Scholarships: Michael Goodnight from Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College and Loren King from Michigan State University. ... Read More »

Growth Stages Of A Cotton Consultant

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It’s been said that the first 40 days of a cotton plant’s life are the most important. That may be true, but it’s hard to remember the first 40 days by the time you get to September and Tropical Storm Gordon is headed your way. In a couple of weeks, I’ll make it to 40 years old — an age ... Read More »

Industry News For April 2018

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SCGA Honors Tensas Parish Farmers Hardwick Planting Co. in partnership with the LSU AgCenter received the Southern Cotton Ginners Association Ag Achievement Award at the annual meeting held March 1 at the Peabody Hotel in Memphis. Tensas Parish farmer Jay Hardwick and sons, Marshall and Mead, were honored along with the AgCenter for the development and adoption of agriculture research ... Read More »

2014 Consultant of the Year: Stan Winslow

What motivates a person to pursue a career as a cotton consultant? No matter how that question is posed, you might receive numerous answers. But, one familiar theme rings true for those who have chosen this career – commitment. A consultant is the farmer’s partner year-round and treats his customers’ acreage as if it were his own. Just call him ... Read More »