MEMPHIS – Clyde Sharp, a Roll, AZ, cotton producer, was elected as chairman of the American Cotton Producers (ACP) of the National Cotton Council for 2012, during the NCC's annual meeting on February 10-12 in Fort Worth. He replaces James F. "Jimmy" Dodson, a Robstown, TX, producer who will serve as the NCC's vice chairman in 2012.
Sharp, who has served on and chaired various ACP and NCC committees, is a past president of The Cotton Foundation and Cotton Council International, the NCC's export promotion arm.
Elected as ACP vice chairmen were Mike Tate, Huntsville, AL, and Barry Evans, Kress, TX. Re-elected as an ACP vice chairman was George King, Chatham, MS.
Also serving on the ACP, elected as a NCC producer director, was Allen McLaurin, Laurel Hill, NC, representing the Southeast region. Re-elected as NCC producer directors were: Laudies D. Brantley, Jr., England, AR, from the Mid-South region; Michael J. Alexander of Colorado City, TX, from the Southwest region; and Donald J Cameron, Helm, CA, from the Westernregion. Clyde Sharp will serve as the at-large NCC producer director.
Serving as ACP state producer chairmen in 2012: Alabama – Neal Isbell, Muscle Shoals, and Walter L. Corcoran, Jr., Eufaula; Arizona – Paul Ollerton, Casa Grande, and Greg Wuertz, Casa Grande; Arkansas – Herrick F. Norcross, III, Tyronza; California – Mark McKean, Riverdale; Florida – B. E. "Sonny" Davis, Jr., Cottondale; Georgia – Tim Crosby, Pavo, and Ronald C. Lee, Bronwood; Kansas – Kent Goyen, Pratt; Louisiana – John E. Carroll, Gilbert, and Ted Schneider, Lake Providence; Mississippi – Cliff Heaton, Lyon; Missouri/Illinois – Steve Droke, Hornersville, MO; New Mexico – Nathan Jurva, Carlsbad; North Carolina – Donny Lassiter, Conway, and Gary Respess, Pantego; Oklahoma – Danny Robbins, V, Altus, Danny Davis, Elk City; South Carolina – Kendall W. Wannamaker, Saint Matthews; Tennessee/Kentucky – Jimmy Moody, Dyersburg, TN; Texas – Shawn Holladay, Lubbock; Doyle K. Schniers, San Angelo;and Jon R. Whatley, Odem; and Virginia – James W. Jones, Jr., Windsor.