MEMPHIS, Tenn. – Michael Tate of Huntsville, Ala., was elected as chairman of the American Cotton Producers (ACP) of the National Cotton Council (NCC) for 2016, during the NCC’s annual meeting held in Dallas, Texas, on February 5-7. 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 chairmen were: John Lindamood, Tiptonville, Tenn.; and Cannon Michael, Los Banos, California. Re-elected as a vice chairman was Doyle Schniers, San Angelo, Texas.
Elected as NCC producer directors were Kendall Wannamaker, St. Matthews, SC; representing the Southeast region; Nathan Reed, Marianna, Ark., representing the Mid-South; and Dan Thelander, Maricopa, Ariz., representing the Far West. Re-elected as a producer director was Shawn Holladay, Lubbock, Texas, representing the Southwest. Tate will serve as at-large director.
Serving as ACP state producer chairmen in 2016: Alabama – Nick McMichen, Centre, and Ricky Wiggins, Andalusia; Arizona – Paul Ollerton and Gregory Wuertz, both from Casa Grande; Arkansas – Terry Pollard, Greenway; California – Mark McKean, Riverdale; Florida – B. E. “Sonny” Davis, Jr., Cottondale; Georgia – Tim Crosby, Pavo, and Chad Mathis, Jr., Arlington; Kansas – Kent Goyen, Pratt; Louisiana – Jason Condrey, Lake Providence; and Benjamin Guthrie, Newellton; Mississippi – Patrick Johnson, Jr., Tunica; Missouri/Illinois – Steven Droke, Hornersville, MO; New Mexico – Nathan Jurva, Carlsbad; North Carolina – Andrew Burleson, New London; and Joseph Martin, II, Conway; Oklahoma – Dan Robbins, Altus; South Carolina – William Bull, Cameron; and Gill Rogers, Hartsville; Tennessee/Kentucky – Don Pearson, Jackson, Tenn.; Texas – Keith Corzine, Stamford; Craig Heinrich, Lubbock; and Toby Robertson, Corpus Christi; and Virginia – James Jones, Jr., Windsor.