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TCGA SECTION
TCGA Schedule of Events
President's Report
TCGA’s ‘Ginner of the Year’
Scholarship Awards Announced
Trust Continues Profitable Trend In 2010
Incoming TCGA President
Q&A with Jim Bradford
TCGA Exhibitors and Booth Numbers
CF / TCGA Alliance
Civic Center Map (PDF)
TCGA Staff
NFL Referee To Address PCG Annual Meeting
TCGA’s New Home: Overton Hotel
TCGA Officers/Directors
What To Do In Lubbock
Georgian To Lead National Cotton Ginners
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Incoming President: Barry Street

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TCGA Schedule of Events
President's Report
TCGA’s ‘Ginner of the Year’
Scholarship Awards Announced
Trust Continues Profitable Trend In 2010
Incoming TCGA President
Q&A with Jim Bradford
TCGA Exhibitors and Booth Numbers
Civic Center Map (PDF)
CF / TCGA Alliance
TCGA Staff
NFL Referee To Address PCG Annual Meeting
TCGA’s New Home: Overton Hotel
What To Do In Lubbock
Georgian To Lead National Cotton Ginners

 
Barry Street has seen all sides of cotton production and ginning, and that will serve him well as he assumes the presidency of the Texas Cotton Ginners’ Association in 2011.

Street was raised on a farm in Swisher County about 60 miles north of Lubbock. After earning an agricultural economics degree from Texas Tech University, he figured he would pursue a banking career.

Those plans changed for a couple of reasons. First, he met his future wife SuDe during his freshman year in college, and she had always wanted to live on a farm after growing up in Fort Worth. Later, the owner of the local gin in Swisher County approached Street about buying the facility.

“At the time, I didn’t know anything about ginning,” says Street. “I thought we would just continue farming in the community. But my wife and I talked it over and decided to take advantage of the opportunity.” That decision occurred 23 years ago, and the Street family has never regretted it. The gin is known today as the Street Community Gin, and last year it processed 45,000 bales. That’s a far cry from the 9,000 bales it handled in 1981 or the 1,000 bales it handled in 1960, the first year it operated.

Today, two workers at the Street Community Gin have a combined 93 years of experience. One started at the gin in 1962 and the other began in 1967. These two men taught Barry everything about the ginning business, and they remain a vital part of the operation. It’s that kind of atmosphere that continues to give this family-owned gin a positive reputation in the area north of Lubbock.

As for how it feels to be the incoming president of TCGA, Street says he is “honored to take on this responsibility and follow in the footsteps of so many outstanding ginners.”

With the support of his wife, sons Colton and Chase and daughter CassiDe, Barry looks forward to dealing with the issues that TCGA is likely to face in 2011. As the owner of a small independent gin, Street is glad to have the chance to be part of helping gins of all sizes this year.

“If you look at the size of gins today, we’re on the lower end,” he says. “But this proves the kind of relationship all gins in TCGA have. Whether we’re small or big, we share information and help each other during the year. That is why TCGA is such a special organization in the Texas cotton industry.”

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