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 Western region. 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.
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.