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A Tribute To ‘Footprints In The Field’

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In the life of a cotton consultant, the day starts early and often lasts well past dark-thirty. The hours are long, but their passion for helping farmer-clients succeed and turn a profit on their cotton crop is boundless. In 1981, Cotton Farming magazine initiated the Cotton Consultant of the Year Award program. It recognizes a consultant who has made great ... Read More »

Kent Fountain To Lead The National Cotton Council

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Kent Fountain, a Surrency, Georgia, ginner was elected National Cotton Council chairman for 2020 during the NCC’s 2020 Annual Meeting in New Orleans, Louisiana. He succeeds Mike Tate, a cotton producer from Huntsville, Alabama. A member of the NCC’s 2001-2002 Cotton Leadership Class, Fountain served as an NCC vice president from 2016-2018 and an NCC director in 2011. He has ... Read More »

Meet Eddy Cates, 2019 Cotton Consultant Of The Year

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Cotton Farming magazine, in conjunction with sponsor Syngenta, recently recognized Eddy Cates of Marked Tree, Arkansas, as the 2019 Cotton Consultant of the Year. He is the 39th consultant to receive the honor, which is voted upon by previous award recipients. Growing up, Cates loved the outdoors. While in high school, his FFA teacher, Sam Mullins, not only educated him ... Read More »