The Cotton Board recently elected a new slate of officers to serve one-year terms, including Rusty Darby of South Carolina as Treasurer.
In addition to Darby, Mark Nichols, a cotton producer from Altus, Oklahoma, was elected to serve as Chairman of the Board. Nichols is the President of Jess Mark Nichols Farms, Inc. and President of Hess Farms, Inc., a fourth-generation farm he has managed since 1980. He farms with his brother-in-law, son, and son-in-law, growing irrigated cotton, wheat, and milo.
“During the upcoming year, we will continue to work closely with Cotton Incorporated to ensure our industry is moving forward and leading the way to increase the demand for and profitability of cotton,” Nichols commented on his new role,
Other elected officers are Akiko Inui of New York as Vice Chairman and Matt Famer of Texas as Secretary. The Cotton Board is funded by the cotton checkoff with efforts managed by Cotton Incorporated.