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More than 60 years of cotton production near Altus, Okla.

Shelley E. Huguley, Editor

March 15, 2021

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Robbie Robbins, Altus, Okla., is the 2021 High Cotton winner for the Southwest. Honored for more than 60 years of cotton production and sustainable practices, Robbins has also served the cotton industry and his community in various roles.

View this slide show to learn more about Robbins' farming operation. 

Also, join Farm Press and The Cotton Foundation for a livestream presentation of the 2021 High Cotton awards, March 23, 1 p.m. CDT. Farm Press will stream from four locations across the U.S. and recognize each grower/operation. Follow this link for more information. 

Robbins' presentation will be held at Plains Cotton Cooperative Association, 20284 E. CR 165, Altus. Friends and family are invited to attend the presentation and a reception following the event. 

The 2021 High Cotton Award winners are as follows:

See, Robbie Robbins: Over half-a-century of cotton production 

To learn more about Robbie Robbins' 2020 season, see Farm manager praises defoliation results, harvest weather

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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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