2001-2002 Cotton Leadership Class Chosen

The 2001-02 cotton leadership class has been selected by the NCC's Cotton Leadership Development Committee.

August 13, 2001
Contact: Marjory Walker
(901) 274-9030

MEMPHIS – The 2001-02 cotton leadership class has been selected by the National Cotton Council’s Cotton Leadership Development Committee.

Members of the 19th class are: Producers – Dooie Leach, Raeford, NC; Jay Minter, Tyler, AL; Karen Ollerton, Casa Grande, AZ; and Roger Schuh, Madera, CA; Ginner – Kent Fountain, Surrency, GA; Warehouseman – Tommy Clodfelter, Ralls, TX; Merchant – Buck Dunavant, Memphis, TN; Crusher – Billy Breedlove, Greenwood, MS; Cooperative – Stan McMikle, Albany, GA; and Manufacturer – Evans Tindal, Cheraw, SC.

During their first session September 9-14 in the Mid-South, the group will get an orientation to the NCC and attend the NCC’s fall Board of Directors meeting; observe cotton production and merchandising operations; tour the USDA cotton classing office, participate in communications training and visit Dupont Agricultural Products’ office.

During five other weeks of activity across the Cotton Belt, class members will visit with industry leaders and observe innovative cotton production and processing and cutting-edge cotton research. They also will meet with lawmakers and government agency representatives during a visit to Washington, DC.

The NCC’s Cotton Leadership Program, which seeks to identify potential industry leaders and provide them developmental training, has been supported since its 1983 inception by grants from DuPont Agricultural Products to The Cotton Foundation.