2009 High Cotton Award winners

Western Winner, Danny Locke, Firebaugh, California

Danny Locke is known as a wrangler and horseman as much as he is recognized as a successful cotton farmer....

Southwest Winner, James Dodson, Robstown, Texas

Jimmy Dodson credits his late father, Giles, with much of his success as a farmer and for his commitment to stewardship of the natural resources he depends on for his living....

Southeast Winner, Mike Tate, Huntsville, Alabama

Mike Tate appreciates the rich legacy of his family’s north Alabama farming operation, but he also keeps a keen eye towards the future, and it’s that vision that has earned him the 2009 Farm Press High Cotton Award for the Southeast region....

Delta Winner, Jason Luckey, Humboldt, Tennessee

With cities and housing encroaching and the competition for land rising, west Tennessee farmers like Jason Luckey are suddenly finding themselves farming in an increasingly urban environment. ...