Dahlen Hancock was named the Farm Press/Cotton Board High Cotton Winner for the Southwest states at the Mid-South Farm and Gin Show, Memphis, Tenn.
From his tillage practices to crop rotation to increasing farm efficiency, Hancock, in the midst of uncertain times in agriculture, is trying to build a future on the family farm for his granddaughter Cora Elin Hancock.
Dahlen, along with farming, serves the cotton industry as director of New Home Coop Gin; board member and marketing pool representative at Plains Cotton Cooperative Association; past chairman of Cotton Incorporated and past president/chairman of Cotton Council International; a delegate to the National Cotton Council of America, serving on NCC's Sustainability Task Force Committee and participated in the council's first Policy Education Program. He also serves in leadership roles within his community and church.
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