Nominations are being sought for the 2020 class of High Cotton producers. Four growers will be selected from four regions across the Cotton Belt: the Southeast, Delta, Southwest and Western U.S.
The award, sponsored by Farm Press, in cooperation with the National Cotton Council and the Cotton Foundation, acknowledges a grower not for his or her yields but what the nominee has done to improve the environmental aspects of his farming operation while producing a high quality, profitable cotton crop.
"Our goal is to identify the top cotton producers in each major growing region and to share their successful production methods with the readers," says Brad Haire, Farm Press content editor. "The High Cotton winners will be selected based on their profitability, the consistent quality of their cotton, and their environmental stewardship, along with their involvement within their community and the cotton industry."
Nominees need to be cotton growers who meet three important criteria:
- The High Cotton nominee must be a full-time grower who gets a profitable return from producing cotton in one of the four Cotton Belt regions (Southeast, Mid-South, Southwest, and California- Arizona).
- The nominee must produce cotton of consistently high quality.
- The nominee must use environmentally sound production methods while producing a high quality, profitable cotton crop.
- Shelley E. Huguley
The winner and a guest will receive an all-expense-paid trip to the Mid-South Farm and Gin Show at Memphis, Tenn., where they will be honored at Farm Press' annual High Cotton breakfast. The deadline for nominations is Aug. 31, 2019.