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USDA appoints Cotton Board members

On Jan. 11, the USDA announced the appointment of eight members and eight alternate members to serve on the Cotton Board. All appointees will serve three-year terms through Dec. 31, 2024.

Re-appointed members are: Adam Hatley, Mesa, Arizona; George Teel Warbington, Vienna, Georgia; Jeff Posey, Roby, Texas; Julie Davis Holladay, Lubbock, Texas; Randy Braden, Midland, Texas; Michelle Tarry, Maplewood, New Jersey; Sonja Chapman, Boonton, New Jersey; Tara Hoffmann, New York, New York.

Re-appointed alternate members are: Ava Lynn Alcaida, Parker, Arizona; Jason French, Snyder, Texas; Steve Olson, Plainview, Texas; Brett Schniers, Wall, Texas; Patricia R. Lesser, Kentfield, California.

Newly appointed alternate members are: Caroline P. Collins, Waynesboro, Georgia; Joe Cuervo, Frisco, Texas; Scott C. Wagner, Fort Lauderdale, Florida.

The Cotton Research and Promotion Act of 1966 authorized a national cotton research and promotion program that is both industry-operated and funded. More information is available on the Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS) Cotton Board webpage or on the board’s website at