March 27, 2023
The High Cotton Awards celebrate cotton growers and their effort to produce high yielding, sustainably grown cotton. You can nominate a cotton producer by going to https://www.farmprogress.com/high-cotton-award.
Each year four cotton growers are selected for the award by their peers from each of the cotton growing regions in the Cotton Belt – Southeast, Midsouth, Southwest and West.
They are chosen based on their ability to grow a productive, efficient crop while keeping an eye on stewardship.
High Cotton nominees must be a full-time growers who get a profitable return from producing cotton in one of the four Cotton Belt regions. They must produce cotton of consistently high quality and they must use environmentally sound production methods while producing a high quality, profitable cotton crop.
“We are looking for producers who are careful about the way they grow their crop,” said Brad Haire, Senior Content Director at Farm Press. “The winners are mindful of the importance of stewardship for their operation and for the industry at large.”
Nominees for the award can be growers who farm large tracts of land or smaller growers who have shown that growing cotton while increasing soil health, water savings and land-use efficiency can be done in a profitable way.
“It’s important for us to hear about these growers so we can share their success with others and tell their stories,” said Greg Frey, Farm Progress Senior Vice President for Operations. “By telling their stories we can spread the word that sustainability and profitability are not mutually exclusive.”
If you know of a cotton grower that fits this model, let us know by August 31.
Take a look at the 2023 High Cotton Award presentation below.
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