National Cotton Ginners Association names officers

The Memphis-based National Cotton Ginners Association named its officers for 2022 during its recent annual meeting in Houston, Texas.

The NCGA’s 2022 officers are: president, George LaCour Jr., Morganza, Louisiana; first vice president, Gene Seale, Pima, Arizona; second vice president, Richard Lindsey, Centre, Alabama; and third vice president, Larry Black, Roscoe, Texas. Curtis Stewart, Spade, Texas, who served as NCGA president in 2020 and 2021, will serve as NCGA chairman. Harrison Ashley, Cordova, Tennessee, is NCGA’s executive vice president.

LaCour is a founding board member and current vice president of Tri-Parish Gin in Lettsworth, Louisiana, a producer-owned ginning and whole-seed marketing operation. He also is general manager of the farming partnership GNG Farms in Morganza, where he oversees production on 5,000 acres in Pointe Coupee Parish.

Honored as recipients of NCGA’s 2021-22 Charles C. Owen Distinguished Service Award were two Texans—Jimmy Stover of Corpus Christi, president of Stover Equipment Company; and Russel Sutton of Lubbock, vice president of business development for Lummus Corporation.