2007 High Cotton Award winners

Western Winner, Gil Replogle, Visalia, California

Sleepless nights are another of life’s inevitables along with taxes and countless others. University of California Cooperative Extension Tulare County Farm Advisor Steve Wright laughs about a sleepless night this year’s Far West High Cotton award winner, Gil Replogle of Visalia, Calif., experienced a few years back...

Southwest Winner, Barry Evans, Kress, Texas

Shortly after he came back to Kress, Texas, to raise cotton and grain sorghum, Barry Evans got caught up in one of those weather phenomena that are all too common in the High Plains...

Southeast Winner, Monty Rast, Cameron, South Carolina

Cameron, S.C., cotton grower Edward Monts (Monty) Rast Jr. comes from a long-line of Lutheran German farmers, some of whom still farm on original land grants. Though proud of his ancestry, Monty Rast is a new breed of farmer/businessman, who has made a difference in the South Carolina farm economy...

2007 Delta Winner, Justin Cariker, Dundee, MS

When Justin Cariker left his Dundee, Miss., family farm in the mid-1980s to pursue a marketing degree at Mississippi State University, he was happy to be leaving the tractors, cotton pickers, dirt and insects behind...