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Latest NewsUSDA November Production Report 11/09/2017: In its November crop report, USDA estimated a 2017-18 U.S. crop of 21.38 million bales. Learn more Midwest, Western Farmers to See High Plains Cotton Operations 11/08/2017: Farmers in the nation’s Midwest and Western regions will get a unique opportunity to observe cotton and other agricultural operations in West Texas on November 12-16, as part of the National Cotton Council’s (NCC) Multi-Commodity Education Program (MCEP). Learn more Elevating Efficiency Is 2018 Beltwide Cotton Conferences’ Goal 10/06/2017: The 2018 Beltwide Cotton Conferences, set for January 3-5 at the Marriott Rivercenter in San Antonio, Texas, will provide insight on current research and emerging technology – to help attendees improve production, processing and marketing efficiency. Learn more
Upcoming EventsCotton Board/Cotton Inc Joint Meeting Dec 5 St. Petersburg, FL Learn more Staplcotn/Stapldiscount Board Meeting Dec 13 Greenwood, MS Learn more PCCA Board Meeting, Delegate Body Meeting, Marketing Pool Committee Meeting Dec 20 Lubbock, TX Learn more Beltwide Cotton Conferences Jan 3 Marriott Rivercenter Hotel, San Antonio, TX Learn more Boll Weevil Action Committee / Boll Weevil Protection Fund Meetings Jan 5 Marriott Rivercenter Hotel, San Antonio, TX Learn more PCCA Board Meeting Jan 17 Lubbock, TX Learn more
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A 2001-2002 NCC Leadership Class member, Kent is now a NCC vice president and chair of its Quality Task Force and serves on multiple NCC committees among them the Farm Policy Task Force and Cottonseed Program Task Force. He is a Cotton Council International director and a former president (2011) of the National Cotton Ginners’ Association of which he has served on and chaired numerous committees. He also is a past president of Southeastern Ginners Association.
The Georgia native earned degrees in Agricultural Engineering and Agricultural Economics at the University of Georgia. In 1995, he began with Southeastern Gin, Inc. and in 2004 built a peanut buying point, and the firm became Southeastern Gin and Peanut, Inc. The company since has acquired Altamaha Oil in Baxley, and Kent is president/CEO of both companies.
Kent married to Missi Brinkman Fountain. They have two sons and attend Jesup First United Methodist Church where Kent serves on the Board of Trustees.