There's more to our High Cotton Award than simply honoring top growers. By identifying the very best producers, we can share their successful methods with others.

And that's where you can help…by nominating someone you know who is qualified for this award.

Farm Press, publishers of Southeast Farm Press, Delta Farm Press, Southwest Farm Press, and Western Farm Press, in cooperation with the Cotton Foundation, is sponsoring the High Cotton award program.

Our 2001 winners were honored at the Beltwide Cotton Conferences earlier this year at Anaheim, Calif.

The objective of the program is to promote technology that has been developed by researchers, Extension, consultants, industry, and growers to help American cotton farmers produce more profitable, higher quality crops — while demonstrating a concern for the environment.

One part of the program is to identify and recognize those growers, and to share their successful methods with others.

That's where you come in.Tell us who you think would qualify for a High Cotton award, based on these important criteria:

  • The nominee must be a full-time grower, in one of the four cotton belt regions (Southeast, Mid-South, Southwest, Far West) who achieves a profitable return from growing cotton.

  • The nominee must produce cotton that is of consistently high quality.

  • The nominee must use environmentally sound production methods.

Here's how you can nominate a grower for the 2002 High Cotton award:

Any cotton grower, agribusiness representative (equipment, fertilizer, feed/seed dealer, distributor, etc.), Extension agent, farm advisor, consultant, university researcher, or others involved in production agriculture or agribusiness, may submit a nomination.

The deadline for submitting nominations is August 31, 2001

Judging will begin in September and in November, High Cotton finalists will be chosen for each of the four cotton growing regions.

The winner from each region will receive an expense-paid trip for two to the 2002 Beltwide Cotton Conferences in Atlanta, Ga., where the awards will be presented.

We're counting on you to help us find those very special growers who deserve High Cotton recognition by nominating someone you feel is qualified.

Nomination forms and additional information may be obtained from:

Sandy Perry
High Cotton Coordinator
Farm Press
P.O. Box 1420
Clarksdale, Miss. 38614
Phone 662/627-0159

Write or phone for a nomination form today!