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2017 Georgia Quality Cotton Award winners announced

Georgia Cotton Commission press release


The GCC presented the 2017 Georgia Quality Cotton Awards, which recognize producers and ginners of high-quality cotton fiber and their Extension agents for their general management practices. Robert Rawlins of Turner County won the overall Best Cotton Award.

Other award winners were:

Region 1 (west and northwest Georgia): Less than 500 acres –Rawlins of Turner County, Sconyers Gin and Warehouse with agent Will Gay. 500 to1,000 acres – Lee Mays of Wilcox County, Sconyers Gin and Warehouse, with agent Andrew Sawyer. Greater than 1,000 acres – Donnie Keene of Wilcox County, Sconyers Gin and Warehouse, with agent Andrew Sawyer.

Region 2 (east and northeast Georgia): Less than 500 acres – Van Hiebert of Jefferson County, Midville Warehouse, with agent Pam Sapp. 500 to 1,000 acres – Buckhead Creek Farms of Jenkins County, Midville Warehouse, with agent Jason Mallard. Greater than 1,000 acres – Sandeford Farms of Burke County, Midville Warehouse, with agent Peyton Sapp.

Region 3 (southeast Georgia): Less than 500 acres – Charles Sumner of Tift County, Omega Gin Company, with agent Scott Carlson. 500 to 1,000 acres – G.A. Farms of Tifton County, Omega Gin Company, with agent Scott Carlson. Greater than 1,000 acres – Ken and Brian Ponder of Tift County, Omega Gin Company, with agent Scott Carlson.

Region 4 (southwest Georgia): Less than 500 acres – Walter Powell of Colquitt County, The Cotton Gin, with agent Jeremy Kichler. Ken Hall Farms of Worth County, Omega Gin Company, with agent Blake Crabtree. 500 to 1,000 acres – Creek Bank Farms of Miller County, Clover Leaf Gin, with agent Brian Creswell. Greater than 1,000 acres – Ken Hall Farms of Worth County, Omega Gin Company, with agent Blake Crabtree.