Larry McClendon's stewardship of the environment, his conservation ethic, and his years of service to the cotton industry have earned him the 2016 Farm Press/Cotton Foundation High Cotton Award for the Delta region.
For the Warbingtons’ efficient and environmentally sound cotton production practices, based largely on Teel’s dedication to details, George “Teel” Warbington is the 2016 Farm Press/Cotton Foundation High Cotton Award winner for the Southeast region.
Lovelady, the 2016 Farm Press/Cotton Foundation High Cotton Award winner for the Southwest region, understands conservation from a need to improve irrigation efficiency to the necessity of preserving topsoil in what has to be one of the most challenging places to grow profitable yields of high quality cotton.
As cotton grower Dennis Palmer drives his truck through his fields in Thatcher, Ariz., he grabs a paper towel to blow his nose. He is actually allergic to cotton yet the malady has not sneezed or sniffled away his ability to succeed in fiber production.