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USDA appoints Cotton Board members


Posted on Jan 27, 2022 at 0:00 AM

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

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