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It Was A Beltwide To Remember

BY TOMMY HORTON EDITOR What was it like to attend the Beltwide Cotton Conferences in New Orleans a few weeks ago? Well, as expected, it was a different format. The attendance was about what officials anticipated – around 1,500. The weather was brutally cold, so that didn’t lend itself to much walking up and down Canal Street or into the ... Read More »

Mid-South Farm/Gin Show Tradition Continue

BY TOMMY HORTON EDITOR If it’s February, it can only mean one thing. Winter is almost over, and spring can’t be too far away. It also means that the Mid-South Farm & Gin Show is right around the corner. Those are the thoughts that attendees usually have each year when they visit this agricultural tradition in Memphis, Tenn. On Feb. ... Read More »

Texan Bob Glodt Honored As 2013 CCOY

Bob Glodt of Plainview, Texas, Cotton Consultant of the Year (CCOY) for 2013, was recently honored at a special reception and dinner at the Beltwide Cotton Conferences in New Orleans. A crowd of more than 150 was on hand at the Marriott Hotel for the event, including Glodt’s wife Barbara and sons Tyler and Travis. The award is co-sponsored by ... Read More »

Best Decisions, Positive Impact

TRENT LAMASTUS LAMASTUS COTTON CONSULTANTS, INC. CLEVELAND, MISS. I developed a love for agriculture while growing up and working on the family farm. While attending Delta State University, I worked during the summers as a cotton scout. This is when I was exposed to the many sides of agriculture. I really enjoyed the work, was good at it and felt ... Read More »

Cotton Consultants – A Special Group

BY LIA GUTHRIE PUBLISHER Bug man. That’s what I remember consultants being referred to when I started in this business more than 25 years ago. My, how times have changed. One of my first mentors was a family friend who happened to be a cotton consultant. Bill Renfrow of Leland, Miss., was the first person I had ever heard of ... Read More »

Agricenter’s Goal? Helping Producers

BY BRUCE KIRKSEY MEMPHIS, TENN. We are very blessed to be part of American agriculture. Maybe it’s be-cause of the Thanksgiv-ing and Christmas seasons, but I am truly proud to be a part of agriculture. I am very proud of the fact that Agricenter gets to work with a lot of good companies. We hope that the work that we ... Read More »

Stoneville Jeans Reflect Unique Style, Quality

BY ANDREW OLAH PRESIDENT/CEO, OLAH, INC. NEW YORK, N.Y. Stoneville’s Quality We all know that once upon a time there was a Mr. Levi Strauss, who came to America from Bavaria and started selling jeans to miners in San Francisco. We also know there was a Mr. Henry Davis Lee who started another jean company. Both gentlemen left legacies that ... Read More »