Special Projects 2019-2020
Emerging Leaders Program
Cotton Ginning Symposium (Textile Manufacturing Symposium)
Producer Information Exchange (P.I.E.)
Multi-Commodity Education Program (MCEP)
Deere & Company
Policy Education Program
Syngenta Crop Protection
Cotton Germplasm Collection Support
Cotton Nematode Research and Education Program
Cotton Seedling Disease Research and Education Program
Weed Resistance Learning Module
Dow AgroSciences; Bayer; Syngenta
Advancing Cotton Education (ACE)
Bayer; Syngenta; Dow AgroSciences; Valent; FMC
Cotton Australia, Cotton Incorporated, National Cotton Council and Cotton Council International
Ongoing Special Project Contributions
Several Foundation members support the NCC-coordinated Beltwide Cotton Conferences -- helping the NCC produce a quality conference with modest attendee registration fees. Among support given is for the registration desk, wireless Internet connectivity, coffee break, Internet Quickstop kiosks, Welcome Reception, the Confex Podium system and the Consultant's Conference.
The Foundation continues to distribute volumes in its Cotton Reference Book Series, which can be ordered online. The series includes Weeds of Cotton, Cotton Harvest Management, Stress Physiology in Cotton, Flowering and Fruiting in Cotton, Linking Physiology to Management and Boll Weevil Eradication in the United States Through 1999. The Cotton Foundation series reference books can be purchased from the Foundation at http://www.cotton.org/cf/reference-books.cfm.
Some other efforts helpful to cotton's overall research and education effort include the periodic development and distribution of various NCC-produced educational videotapes. The Gin Lab Symposium, sponsored by Delta and Pine Land, Syngenta, and Bayer, aids in familiarizing state land grants extension specialists with post-harvest processes of ginning and textiles to improve appreciation of end user needs.
Awards and Endowments 2019-2020
High Cotton Awards
Farm Press Publications
Cottonseed Oil Clinic
The C. Everette Salyer Fellowship in Cotton Research is administered by Texas A&M University's Entomology Department which provides more details and a list of previous winners on its website.
Robert and Lois Coker Trustees Chair in Molecular Genetics
In 1987, the Cokers created an endowment to fund the Robert and Lois Coker Trustees Chair in Molecular Genetics at Clemson University in the Department of Genetics and Biochemistry and the Department of Plant and Environmental Sciences. The Chair currently is held by Dr. Stephen Kresovich who also serves as director of the Clemson Institute of Translational Genomics and the Advanced Plant Technology Program. More information is at https://www.clemson.edu/cafls/research/endowed-chair/index.html.