Michael Tate Re-elected American Cotton Producers Chair; Louisiana Producer Named State Chair

MEMPHIS, Tenn. – Michael Tate of Huntsville, Ala., was re-elected as chairman of the American Cotton Producers (ACP) of the National Cotton Council (NCC) for 2017, during the NCC’s annual meeting held in Dallas, Texas, on February 10-12. Currently a NCC director, the north Alabama cotton producer has served on and chaired various ACP and NCC committees and task forces.

Elected as an ACP vice chairman was Mark McKean, Riverdale, Calif.; and re-elected as vice chairmen were: John Lindamood, Tiptonville, Tenn.; and Doyle Schniers, San Angelo, Texas.

Elected as an ACP producer director was David Dunlow, Gaston, N.C.; representing the Southeast region. Re-elected as ACP producer directors were: Nathan Reed, Marianna, Ark., representing the Mid-South; Shawn Holladay, Lubbock, Texas, representing the Southwest; and Dan Thelander, Maricopa, Ariz., representing the Far West. Tate will continue to serve as at-large director.

Serving as ACP state producer chairmen in 2017 will be : Alabama – Nick McMichen, Centre, and Ricky Wiggins, Andalusia; Arizona –Gregory Wuertz, Casa Grande, and K.C. Gingg, Buckeye; Arkansas – Terry Pollard, Greenway; California – Gary Martin, Firebaugh; Florida – B. E. “Sonny” Davis, Jr., Cottondale; Georgia – Matt Coley, Vienna, and Chad Mathis, Jr., Arlington; Kansas – Kent Goyen, Pratt; Louisiana – Jason Condrey, Lake Providence; Mississippi – Patrick Johnson, Jr., Tunica; Missouri/Illinois – Chris Porter, Essex, Mo; New Mexico – Dean Calvani, Carlsbad; North Carolina – Andrew Burleson, New London; and Joseph Martin, II, Conway; Oklahoma – Dan Robbins, Altus; South Carolina – William Bull, Cameron; and Daniel Baxley, Dillon; Tennessee/Kentucky – Don Pearson, Jackson, Tenn.; Texas – Keith Corzine, Stamford; Craig Heinrich, Lubbock; and Toby Robertson, Corpus Christi; and Virginia – James Ferguson, Emporia.