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Don Parker shares how producer enrollment-assistance can be a value-added service and how producer data privacy will be maintained.

Shelley E. Huguley, Editor

January 5, 2022

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Crop Consultant Mark Nemec, MJV Consulting Service, Hewitt, Texas, attends the Consultants Conference at the 2022 Beltwide Cotton Conferences with his daughter Cassidy, center, and his wife Carol.Shelley E. Huguley

How consultants can partner with producers to complete their enrollment in the U.S. Cotton Trust Protocol.

Hear more from Don Parker, National Cotton Council vice president of Technical Services and Cotton Foundation executive director, about how producer enrollment-assistance can be a value-added service that consultants can offer and how producer data privacy will be maintained. He also discusses upcoming training/workshops for consultants to learn more about the information needed for producer enrollment..."information consultants already have on hand."

NCC's goal in 2022 is to signup 750 producers. "With the engagement of the consultants, we can easily make that target," Parker says.


About the Author(s)

Shelley E. Huguley

Editor, Southwest Farm Press

Shelley Huguley has been involved in agriculture for the last 25 years. She began her career in agricultural communications at the Texas Forest Service West Texas Nursery in Lubbock, where she developed and produced the Windbreak Quarterly, a newspaper about windbreak trees and their benefit to wildlife, production agriculture and livestock operations. While with the Forest Service she also served as an information officer and team leader on fires during the 1998 fire season and later produced the Firebrands newsletter that was distributed quarterly throughout Texas to Volunteer Fire Departments. Her most personal involvement in agriculture also came in 1998, when she married the love of her life and cotton farmer Preston Huguley of Olton, Texas. As a farmwife, she knows first-hand the ups and downs of farming, the endless decisions made each season based on “if” it rains, “if” the drought continues, “if” the market holds. She is the bookkeeper for their family farming operation and cherishes moments on the farm such as taking harvest meals to the field or starting a sprinkler in the summer with the whole family lending a hand. Shelley has also freelanced for agricultural companies such as Olton CO-OP Gin, producing the newsletter Cotton Connections while also designing marketing materials to promote the gin. She has published articles in agricultural publications such as Southwest Farm Press while also volunteering her marketing and writing skills to non-profit organizations such as Refuge Services, an equine-assisted therapy group in Lubbock. She and her husband reside in Olton with their three children Breely, Brennon and HalleeKate.

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