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CF, TCGA Continue Alliance
Cotton Farming magazine and the Texas Cotton Ginners’ Association have enjoyed a mutually beneficial relationship for the past two decades, and both parties are pleased that the partnership will continue.
The magazine helps promote all activities of the organization’s Annual Meeting and Trade Show with coverage in its February and March issues, as well as followup stories after the event is concluded.
Besides promoting this important meeting, the magazine contributes significant funding to support scholarship awards to deserving undergraduate students who have enrolled in Texas Tech University’s College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources.
This year’s scholarship winners for the 2008-09 school year are: Lois Bohn, a senior agribusiness major from Lubbock; Ward McCown, a junior agronomy major from Wolfforth; Seth Sowder, a senior agronomy major from Sudan; and Matthew Speer, a junior agricultural and applied economics major from Lubbock.
Each of these students received $1,000 scholarships funded by Cotton Farming.
In addition, Adam Stone, a senior agricultural and applied economics major from Anton, is the recipient of the prestigious Rocky King Memorial scholarship.
The relationship between Cotton Farming and TCGA continues to be an important one because it has allowed the magazine to increase its coverage of events that directly affect the largest cotton production state in the country.
In 2008, for example, in-depth interviews were conducted with retiring cotton breeder John Gannaway and his replacement, Jane Dever. In the current March issue, former TCGA president Ron Craft discusses the future of cotton ginning in the High Plains in another story.
“As we’ve said many times through the years, our relationship with TCGA helps our magazine on many fronts,” says Lia Guthrie, publisher of Cotton Farming. “Plus, we welcome the chance to contribute to the scholarship fund.”
Cotton Farming Editor Tommy Horton will present the scholarship check to TCGA at the awards banquet on Friday night, April 3.