Tate Elected American Cotton Producers Chair

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Michael Tate



Michael Tate of Huntsville, AL, was elected chairman of the American Cotton Producers (ACP) of the National Cotton Council (NCC) for 2016, during the NCC annual meeting in Dallas, TX, in early February.

Tate, currently a NCC director, has served on and chaired various ACP and NCC committees and task forces.

Elected as ACP vice chairmen were John Lindamood, Tiptonville, TN; and Cannon Michael, Los Banos, CA. Doyle Schniers, San Angelo, TX, was re-elected as a vice chairman.

Elected as NCC producer directors were Kendall Wannamaker, St. Matthews, SC, representing the Southeast region; Nathan Reed, Marianna, AR, representing the Mid-South; and Dan Thelander, Maricopa, AZ., representing the Far West. Re-elected as a producer director was Shawn Holladay, Lubbock, TX, was re-elected as a producer director representing the Southwest.

Tate will serve as at-large director.

ACP state producer chairmen for 2016 are:

  • Alabama – Nick McMichen, Centre; and Ricky Wiggins, Andalusia
  • Arizona – Paul Ollerton and Gregory Wuertz, both from Casa Grande;
  • Arkansas – Terry Pollard, Greenway
  • California – Mark McKean, Riverdale
  • Florida – B. E. “Sonny” Davis, Jr., Cottondale
  • Georgia – Tim Crosby, Pavo; and Chad Mathis, Jr., Arlington
  • Kansas – Kent Goyen, Pratt
  • Louisiana – Jason Condrey, Lake Providence; and Benjamin Guthrie, Newellton
  • Mississippi – Patrick Johnson, Jr., Tunica
  • Missouri/Illinois – Steven Droke, Hornersville, MO
  • New Mexico – Nathan Jurva, Carlsbad
  • North Carolina – Andrew Burleson, New London; and Joseph Martin, II, Conway
  • Oklahoma – Dan Robbins, Altus
  • South Carolina – William Bull, Cameron; and Gill Rogers, Hartsville
  • Tennessee/Kentucky – Don Pearson, Jackson
  • Texas – Keith Corzine, Stamford; Craig Heinrich, Lubbock; and Toby Robertson, Corpus Christi
  • Virginia – James Jones, Jr., Windsor.

The NCC’s American Cotton Producers is an organization of cotton producer leaders elected by their peers from across the Cotton Belt. All major cotton-producing states have representation. The ACP is the producers’ advocate within the NCC and has responsibility for developing recommendations on all matters affecting the cotton production sector.

Source – National Cotton Council