MEMPHIS – Clyde Sharp, a Roll, AZ, cotton producer, was re-elected as chairman of the American Cotton Producers (ACP) of the National Cotton Council for 2013, during the NCC's annual meeting here on February 8-10.
Sharp, who has served on and chaired various ACP and NCC committees, is a past president of The Cotton Foundation and Cotton Council International, the NCC's export promotion arm.
Elected as an ACP vice chairman was Ted Schneider, Lake Providence, LA. Re-elected as ACP vice chairmen were K. Michael Tate, Huntsville, AL, and Barry W. Evans, Kress, TX.
Elected as a NCC producer director was Bowen Flowers, Clarksdale, MS, representing the Mid-South region. Re-elected as NCC producer directors were:Allen McLaurin, Laurel Hill, NC, representing the Southeast region; Michael J. Alexander of Colorado City, TX, from the Southwest region; and Donald J. Cameron, Helm, CA, from the Westernregion. Clyde Sharp will serve as the at-large NCC producer director.
Serving as ACP state producer chairmen in 2013: Alabama – Neal Isbell, Muscle Shoals, and Walter L. Corcoran, Jr., Eufaula; Arizona – Paul Ollerton, Casa Grande, and Greg Wuertz, Casa Grande; Arkansas – Herrick F. Norcross, III, Tyronza; California – Mark McKean, Riverdale; Florida – B. E. “Sonny” Davis, Jr., Cottondale; Georgia – Tim Crosby, Pavo, and Ronald C. Lee, Bronwood; Kansas – Kent L. Goyen, Pratt; Louisiana – Jason Condrey, Lake Providence; and Benjamin Guthrie, Newellton; Mississippi – Cliff Heaton, Lyon; Missouri/Illinois – Steve Droke, Hornersville, MO; New Mexico – Nathan H. Jurva, Carlsbad; North Carolina – Donny Lassiter, Conway, and Gary Respess, Pantego; Oklahoma – Danny Robbins, V, Altus, Danny Davis, Elk City; South Carolina – Rusty Darby, Jr., Chester; and Kendall W. Wannamaker, Saint Matthews; Tennessee/Kentucky – Jimmy Moody, Dyersburg, TN; Texas – Shawn Holladay, Lubbock; Doyle K. Schniers, San Angelo; and Jon R. Whatley, Odem; and Virginia – James W. Jones, Jr., Windsor.
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The NCC's American Cotton Producers is an organization of cotton producer leaders elected by their peers from across the Cotton Belt. Membership is uniformly distributed among the major cotton-producing states. The ACP is the producers' advocate within the NCC and has responsibility for developing recommendations on all matters affecting the cotton production sector.