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Latest NewsUSDA October Production Report 10/12/2017: In its October crop report, USDA estimated a 2017-18 U.S. crop of 21.12 million bales. 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 USDA September Production Report 09/12/2017: USDA estimated a 2017-18 U.S. crop of 21.76 million bales. Learn more USDA August Production Report 08/10/2017: In its August crop report, USDA estimated a 2017-18 U.S. crop of 20.54 million bales. Learn more Southeast, Far West Cotton Producers to See Texas Operations 08/02/2017: Fifteen cotton producers from the Southeast and Far West U.S. cotton production regions will see cotton and other agriculture-related operations in Texas on August 14-18 as part of the 2017 NCC Producer Information Exchange (P.I.E.). Learn more
Upcoming Events•Pink Bollworm Action Committee Oct 24 • Doubletree by Hilton Phoenix-Tempe, Tempe, AZ Learn more PCCA Board Meeting Nov 15 Lubbock, TX Learn more Cotton 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
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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.