National Cotton Council Names 2018 Louisiana Unit Officers

MEMPHIS, Tenn. -- National Cotton Council state unit officers for 2018 were elected at the industry wide organization’s annual meeting held in Fort Worth, Texas, on February 9-11.

Chairmen, vice-chairmen and secretaries, respectively, of the state units are:  ALABAMA – Nicholas McMichen, producer, Centre; Joseph Scarborough, III, ginner, Shorter; and Jim Greene, ginner, Courtland; ARIZONA – Dan Thelander, producer, Maricopa; Bill Brackett, ginner, Buckeye; and K.C. Gingg, producer, Buckeye; ARKANSAS – Nathan Reed, producer, Marianna; Neill Sloan, warehouser, Portland; and Terry Pollard, producer, Greenway; CALIFORNIA – Bryan Bone, producer, and Joseph Cain, warehouser, both of Bakersfield; Charles Meyer, III, producer, Stratford; FLORIDA - B.E. “Sonny” Davis, Jr., producer, Cottondale; Nick Marshall, producer, Baker; and Buster Kimble, ginner, Marianna; GEORGIA – Ralph Sandeford, ginner, Midville; Steven Meeks, producer, Screven; and Barry Strickland, ginner, Pelham; KANSAS –Thomas Lahey, producer, Moscow; Stuart Briggeman, producer, Pratt; and Gary Feist, ginner, Anthony; LOUISIANA – Jason Condrey, producer, Lake Providence; Ben Guthrie, producer, Newellton; and LeRoy Kirby, III, ginner, Belcher; MISSISSIPPI – Ted Kendall, IV, producer, Bolton; David Cochran, Jr., ginner, Greenville; and Dwayne Coward, warehouser, Greenwood; MISSOURI/ILLINOIS – A.C. Riley James, ginner, New Madrid, Mo.; William Hunter, cooperative, Bell City, Mo.; and Stephen Harris, ginner, Senath, Mo.; NEW MEXICO – Alberto Pando, ginner, Mesquite; Dean Calvani, producer, Carlsbad; and Alisa Ogden, producer, Loving; NORTH CAROLINA – Robert Fleming, Jr., producer, Zebulon; Brad Warren, producer, Faison; and Kent Smith, producer, Rocky Mount; OKLAHOMA – Austin Rose, cottonseed merchandiser, and Mark Nichols, producer, both of Altus; and Jeannie Hileman, ginner, Carnegie; SOUTH CAROLINA – Jordan Lea, merchant, Greenville; James Patterson, cottonseed merchandiser, York; and Drake Perrow, ginner, Cameron; TENNESSEE/KENTUCKY – Eugene Pugh, III, producer, Halls, Tenn.;  Bradley Williams, ginner, Burlison; and Tommy Moore, producer, Somerville, Tenn.; TEXAS – Richard Gaona, producer, Roby; David Wyatt, ginner, Woodsboro; and Elmer Braden, Jr., producer, Coyanosa; VIRGINIA –James Ferguson, producer, Emporia; Steele Byrum, producer, Zuni; and Mark Hodges, III, ginner, Emporia.