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A New Year’s Toast To Those Who Keep The Wheels Turning

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Without a doubt, every segment of the cotton industry is important. Each one is intertwined with the others and has a role to play as we all strive for success. The traditional New Year’s toast to celebrate a new beginning has been around a long time and practiced by many. Today, I would like to raise a glass to our ... 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 »

A Tribute To ‘Footprints In The Field’

carroll smith

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 »