Georgia Cotton Commission approves 2021 research
At its April 22 meeting, the Georgia Cotton Commission (GCC) Board of Directors approved $688,994 in research funding for the 2021 crop year. This money will fund 16 projects that will be conducted by University of Georgia researchers and Extension specialists based at the Tifton, Athens, and Griffin campuses.
Projects come from a broad range of academic disciplines. The goal of this producer-funded research is to help the cotton producer’s bottom line by conducting studies that can either raise yields, promote efficiency or open new markets.
All projects are vetted by both the GCC Board of Directors and State Support Committee, made up of cotton producers from across the state, and the commission’s research review committee, which is a select group made up of researchers, crop consultants, and local UGA Extension Agriculture and Natural Resource agents.
“In these uncertain times, it is important now, more than ever, that we as the Georgia Cotton Commission provide impactful research to the cotton farmers of Georgia. I am confident that the research we have provided over the years will be the keys that producers will use as they try to remain viable during this period of super-depressed markets,” said GCC Chairman Bart Davis, a Colquitt County cotton farmer.
Georgia cotton producers pay an assessment enabling the GCC to invest in programs of research, promotion, and education on behalf of all cotton producers of Georgia. For more information about the Georgia Cotton Commission please call 478-988-4235 or visit www.georgiacottoncommission.org.