MEMPHIS, TN – C.B. "Chuck" Coley, a Vienna, GA, producer/ginner, was elected National Cotton Council (NCC) chairman for 2012. Named during the NCC's annual meeting held in Fort Worth on February 10-12, he served as the NCC's vice chairman in 2011 and succeeds Charles Parker, a Senath, MO, cotton producer.
Coley was chairman of the Cotton Foundation in 2010-11 and served as that organization's president in 2009-10. He also served as chairman of the American Cotton Producers in 2008-09 and as a NCC director.
Coley has been active in national, regional and state associations. He is a current board member for Southern Cotton Growers Association. He served as the president of National Cotton Ginners Association (NCGA) in 1995-96 and was president of Southeastern Cotton Ginners Association in 1991-92. He received the NCGA's Horace Hayden National Cotton Ginner of the Year award in 1998.
Coley is the owner of CBC Farms and his principal crops are cotton and peanuts. He is the president of Coley Gin and Fertilizer Company, a diversified agribusiness in Vienna with services including chemical, seed and fertilizer sales; peanut handling and warehousing; and cotton ginning, warehousing and marketing.In addition, he serves as a Bank of Dooly director and is a member of Chickasha of Georgia's executive committee.
A University of Georgia graduate with a bachelor's degree in Agronomy and Agricultural Economics, Coley is active in his community and church. He currently serves as a deacon at First Baptist Church in Vienna. He and his wife, Deby, have a son and a daughter.
The NCC's vice chairman for 2012 is Jimmy Dodson, a Robstown, TX, cotton producer.
Re-elected NCC vice presidents by industry segment are: COOPERATIVE - Meredith B. Allen, Greenwood, MS; GINNER - Sid Brough, Edroy, TX; COTTONSEED - John C. Fricke, Pine Bluff, AR; and MERCHANT - G.W. "Bill" Winburne, Peoria, AZ; WAREHOUSE - Shane Stephens, Greenwood, MS; and TEXTILE MANUFACTURER - Anderson C. Warlick, Gastonia, NC.
Sledge Taylor, a Como, MS, ginner, was re-elected secretary-treasurer.