Since 1997, Steve Verett has been a voice for cotton and its producers from the Texas High Plains to the halls of Congress. June 30, he will retire as CEO of Plains Cotton Growers.
Verett is only the third person to hold this role since PCG's formation in 1956.
Catch a glimpse of his career through this photo gallery and learn how he hopes to leave PCG.
To hear what farmers, coworkers and commodity leaders have to say about his impact and legacy, see Verett leaves legacy of respect at PCG