State Support Program

To access detailed State Support Information by state, click on the map below.
 

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Following closely the mission of Cotton Incorporated, the Producer State Support Program's mission is to improve the demand for and profitability of cotton. However, strategies and activities created under this program are generally designed to enhance the specific needs of the individual cotton-producing states.

Each year 7.5% of grower contribution into the Research and Promotion Program is made available for the Producer State Support Program. These funds are divided among the states according to production. Within each state is a grower led committee that sets priorities, request proposals from their local research institutions and allocates their share of the SSP funds. Once projects have been identified by the committee they are managed by the Agricultural Research technical staff.

The Agricultural Research staff also act as liaisons with the various committees. They are:
 

Southeast:
     
  Dr. Edward M. Barnes
  • Virginia
  • North Carolina
  • South Carolina
Dr. Don C. Jones
  • Alabama
  • Florida
  • Georgia
Mid-South:
     
  Ryan Kurtz
  • Arkansas
  • Louisiana
  • Mississippi
Dr. Kater D. Hake
  • Missouri
  • Tennessee
Southwest:
     
  Dr. Kater D. Hake
  • Kansas
  • Oklahoma
  • Texas
Mr. Thomas C. Wedegaertner
  • New Mexico
Far West:
     
  Dr. Robert L. Nichols
  • Arizona
  • California
 


For more information contact Kater Hake

 

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