More than 100 cotton farmers and others from across the Cotton Belt toured the "house that cotton built"
The group, on March 18, was part of the Cotton Board's Young Guns multi-region tour of Cotton Incorporated's world headquarters in Cary, N.C. The group consisted of cotton folks from California, Oklahoma, Texas, Missouri, Kansas, Arkansas, Tennessee, Alabama, Georgia, South Carolina and North Carolina.
On the morning of the tour, the young guns received a comprehensive overview of the research and promotion programs Cotton Incorporated uses to build markets for U.S. cotton. in the afternoon, the group toured Cotton Incorporated's research center, where they examined how cotton makes it from their farms to finished products.
They learned how cotton is spun, knitted and woven and turned into finished products. The group discovered processes developed at the Cotton Incorporated research center that helps cotton take on synthetic fibers.