After implementing innovative research and developmental programs over the last five and a half years, Cotton Incorporated's Roy Cantrell is resigning to accept a position with Monsanto.

“It was with understandable regret that I announced this news to our board of directors, but I understand the opportunity which has been presented to Roy,” said J. Berrye Worsham, president and CEO of Cotton Incorporated.

During his tenure, Cantrell elevated the stature of Cotton Incorporated research with notable achievements such as “Cotton Incorporated Fellowship” program and the Sustainability Initiative, said Worsham. “Roy's expertise in molecular breeding has been a great benefit to Cotton Incorporated as we transitioned more projects to this area of great potential for cotton.”

Worsham will work with a consulting firm in a national search for applicants to fill the vacancy.