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Mike Tate named NCC chairman for 2019

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Feb '19
Mike Tate named NCC chairman for 2019
Mike Tate, a cotton producer from Huntsville, has been named the chairman for National Cotton Council (NCC) for 2019, during the NCC’s 2019 annual meeting held in Texas, from February 8-10, 2019. Tate moves up from NCC vice chairman to succeed Ron Craft, a cotton producer from Plains, Texas. NCC is a trade organisation for cotton production in the US.

A graduate of the NCC’s Cotton Leadership Programme, Tate previously served as a NCC director and has served on numerous NCC committees. He served as a director and board advisor of the NCC’s export promotions arm, Cotton Council International (CCI), and has held multiple leadership positions in the NCC’s American Cotton Producers, including as its chairman in 2016-17, according to a press release by NCC.

A past president of Southern Cotton Growers, Tate also has held leadership positions in Cotton Incorporated, the National Council of Farmer Cooperatives, and many state agricultural organisations. He currently serves as a Staplcotn director. Tate is the owner/manager of Tate Farms, a family-owned partnership in Meridianville, where cotton is the principal crop of the 6,000-acre Tennessee Valley operation. He also is president of Cotton Growers Cooperative Gin & Warehouse.

The recipient of numerous honours, Tate received the Cotton Grower Magazine’s Cotton Grower Achievement Award and Farm Press Publications’ High Cotton Award.

The NCC’s vice chairman for 2019 is Kent Fountain, a Surrency, ginner. Elected as NCC vice presidents are Kirk Gilkey, ginner, Corcoran, Calif., and Ron Harkey, warehouser, Lubbock. Re-elected as vice presidents are: Robert Lacy, Jr, cottonseed processor, and Kevin Brinkley, marketing cooperative executive, both from Lubbock; Joe Nicosia, merchant, Cordova; and David Hastings, textile manufacturer, Mauldin. Re-elected as secretary-treasurer is Barry Evans, a producer from Kress. (GK)

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