2010 High Cotton Award Winners

Western winner, Allen Pierucci, Buttonwillow, California

Buttonwillow, Calif., is a major stop for motorists traveling Interstate 5 from Los Angeles to San Francisco....

Southwest winner, Jeff Posey, Fisher County, Texas

Three generations of Posey family farmers sat around a kitchen table on a crisp early-October morning and talked about passing on traditions, farming philosophy and production techniques from one generation to the next. Topping the list of hand-me-down wisdom was the obligation to leave the land better than you found it....

Southeast winner, Mike Griffin, Suffolk, Virginia

Working his way up the ranks as a nuclear electrician at the Norfolk Naval Shipyard was hard work. Leaving that career was harder work, but becoming a full time farmer, and a successful one, was well worth the wait says Suffolk, Va., grower Mike Griffin....

Delta winner, Jimmy Hargett, Bells, Tennessee

Several years ago, Bells, Tenn., cotton producer Jimmy Hargett took a piece of soap stone and with the concrete floor of his shop as his canvas, sketched the rudimentary elements of a cotton harvester that would revolutionize the cotton industry....

2010 High Cotton Award Video