|Richard Kelley Recipient of National Ginner Award
Richard Kelley, a Burlison, Tenn., ginner who served as the National Cotton Ginners Association’s (NCGA) chairman in 2014, was named the 2014 Horace Hayden National Cotton Ginner of the Year. He was recognized on February 6 during the NCGA’s 2015 annual meeting in Memphis.
|Gary Adams Elected NCC President/CEO
Dr. Gary Adams, who has served as the NCC's vice president of Economics and Policy Analysis since '02, was elected by the NCC’s board of directors to be the organization’s president and chief executive officer.
|Sledge Taylor to Lead the National Cotton Council in '15
Sledge Taylor, a Como, MS, ginner, was elected NCC chairman for '15. Named during the NCC’s annual meeting held here on Feb. 6-8, he succeeds Wallace L. Darneille, a Lubbock, TX, cooperative marketer.
|Cotton Achievement Award Honors Duke Kimbrell
The late Duke Kimbrell, a nationally recognized North Carolina textile manufacturer and cotton industry leader, is the recipient of the '14 Oscar Johnston Lifetime Achievement Award.
|Cotton Service Award Honors Woody Anderson
Woody Anderson, a Colorado City, TX, cotton producer, is the recipient of the '15 Harry S. Baker Distinguished Service Award. He was honored during the NCC's '15 annual meeting held here on Feb. 6-8.