Bruce and Gayle Phillips from Courtland, Va., visit with Donnie Wakefield, Jackson, S.C., while they wait for the start of the presentations for the 2017 Multi-Region Producer Tour at Cotton Incorporated.
Kater Hake, left, with Cotton Incorporated; Roger Zey, John Deere; and Bob Stanley with the Cotton Board visit during a producer tour of CI's operations in Cary, N.C.
Rick Truitt, left, and Louis Holbrook, both with Staplcotn in Greenwood, Miss., were among participants in the Multi-Producer Tour at Cotton Incorporated.
Darren Hembree, left, producer from Doerun, Ga., and Kevin Ripple with John Deere in Olathe, Kan., visit during a break at the Cotton Incorporated Producer Tour presentations.
Bob Stanley, left, Southwest Regional Communication manager with the Cotton Board, talks with John Freed with Syngenta at the Cotton Incorporated Producer Tour.
Orin Romine, Big Spring, Texas, had a question for Kim Kitchings following her presentation at the Cotton Incorporated Producer Tour.
Angela Massengill demonstrates some of the abrasion testing equipment at Cotton Incorporated's Product Evaluation Laboratory.
Eric Gardner, horizontal strips on shirt, describes some of the weaving equipment in Cotton Incorporated's Product Development Laboratory.
Larry Hubbard, manager of fiber processing, shows participants in a Cotton Incorporated Tour how technicians simulate the arrival of raw cotton at a yarn mill.
Larry Hubbard and Jon Jones, producer from Floydada, Texas, demonstrate the strength of cotton fiber.
Larry Hubbard shows visitors to Cotton Incorporated a new type of denim yarn under development.
Cotton Incorporated researchers are experimenting with using a blend containing cotton fibers as the "ink" in a 3D printing project.
Carrie Yates displays a new garment construction being developed by Cotton Incorporated's Product Development Laboratory.
A laser etches a design in cotton denim fabric at Cotton Incorporated's Dyeing and Finishing Laboratory. The process is helping CI bring new fabric finishes to market at a reduced price.
Renuka Dhandapani, textile chemist at Cotton Incorporated's Dyeing and Finishing Laboratory, displays some of the new colors CI is helping fashion designers put into next year's apparel products.