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Relationships, cover crops, no-till fuel Bankhead's cotton production

2022 High Cotton winner Randall Bankhead credits his success not only to his methodology but his "village."

Randall Bankhead, the Southwest's 2022 High Cotton Award winner, will tell you it takes a village to raise a cotton crop. While his farm practices such as cover crops, crop rotation and no-till play a vital role, it's more about the people in his village that make his operation successful. 

See, Regenerative farming, 'village effect' earn cotton producer top award 

Take a look at this gallery to learn more about his family and other individuals important to his cotton production. Also, learn more about his 12-species cover crops.

See, High Cotton consensus: 'It takes a village to grow cotton'

Get a bird's eye view of his operation through drone footage provided by Chase Schuchard, Bankhead's son-in-law.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

A post shared by Chase Schuchard (@cschuchard)

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

A post shared by Chase Schuchard (@cschuchard)

Look closely, you might even spot Farm Press Editor Shelley Huguley riding in the stripper baler cab.  

See, The 'village effect'

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

A post shared by Chase Schuchard (@cschuchard)

 

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