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Stoneville Legacy Club celebrates cotton’s finest

AgWatch recently attended the Stoneville Legacy Club celebration and awards in Destin, Florida. Elite cotton growers from across the Delta, Southeast, and South Texas attended the event which was hosted at the Henderson Beach Resort.


The Legacy Club, now in its third year, recognizes cotton growers for their advanced knowledge and skill used to maximize their yield and profit potential, as well as produce high-quality fiber.


Twenty growers earned membership to the Stoneville Legacy Club and were recognized for harvesting yields in the top 10 percent of their state.


“Stoneville has been around for nearly 100 years and it’s a brand growers trust to consistently perform at high levels,” said Rachel Walters, Cottonseed Marketing Manager, BASF. “Stoneville Legacy Club growers pair our elite germplasm with their quality management to deliver high yields year-in and year-out. We’re honored to provide them with this recognition.”


Members of  the Stoneville Legacy Club for 2018 were:

  • John R. & Jennifer Wallace  Crawfordsville, Arkansas
  • Wes & Vonda Kirkpatrick  Tillar, Arkansas
  • Clayton Anderson  Register, Georgia
  • Bart Waller  Clyo, Georgia
  • Lea & Jodi Calloway  Monroe, Louisiana
  • Gregg Mayberry  Bernie, Missouri
  • Keys Arnold  Tunica, Mississippi
  • Lewis Barksdale  Clarksdale, Mississippi
  • Colt Hinson  Evergreen, North Carolina
  • Craig & Melissa Rogers  Chadbourn, North Carolina
  • Scottie Winslow & Dickie Winslow  Belvidere, North Carolina
  • Matt Ransom  Little River, South Carolina
  • Mark & Becky Landry  Knippa, Texas
  • Glenn Hawkins  Emporia, Virginia


To become a member of the club, growers had to meet the following criteria:

  • Plant 100 percent Stoneville cotton seed on a minimum of 20 acres from January 1, 2018 – December 31, 2018.
  • Grow cotton in one of the following states: AL, AR, FL, GA, LA, MS, MO, NC, SC, TN, VA and certain Texas counties*.
  • Provide gin recap sheets to verify yield.
  • Register cotton in the Authentic Stoneville Cotton program.



Terry Simmons