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Paco Ollerton is president of the Cotton Foundation and an advisor to the National Cotton Council’s Board. He has served on multiple NCC committees and previously served as Arizona co-chair of the NCC’s American Cotton Producers. He participated in the NCC’s Producer Information Exchange and Multi-Commodity Education programs. He is chairman of the Arizona Cotton Growers Association and chaired the Arizona Cotton Research and Protection Council from 1999-01 and 2009-13.
A University of Arizona graduate, Ollerton is a third- generation farmer and has been owner/partner in Bar U-7 Farms/Tierra Verde Farms in Casa Grande since 1980. He was the 1996 recipient of the Arizona Cotton Growers Joe Sheely award, was Farm Press Publications’ High Cotton Award recipient for the West in 2003 and was named the 2017 Pinal County Farm Bureau Farmer of the Year. Ollerton and his wife, Tracy, live in Casa Grande. He has two adult children, Robyn and Byron.