Missouri Cotton Growers' Organization Board of Directors

PO Box 630
Jefferson City, MO 65102

Phone: (573)-522-9948
Fax: (573)-751-0005

Email: Collin.Wamsley@mda.mo.gov
Website: http://mda.mo.gov/plants/pests/

Director: Joe (David) Blakemore - President: Board of Directors

Details on Board or Commission

Authority: RSMo 263.523

Department: Agriculture

Mission:

Function: The Missouri Cotton Growers' Organization was formed to develop a referendum for boll weevil eradication as described in statute. The organization will now manage the eradication program passed by voter approval in 2019.

SubCommittees: none

Details on Meetings

Number of meetings: 6 meetings

Location of meetings: Portageville or Malden

Duration of meetings: 2 hours

Preparation time for meetings: varies

Total time commitment: 2 hours

Details on Members

Total members: 9

Appointed members: 9

Term length: 3 years

Compensation: Members receive reimbursement for realized and necessary expenses.

Member Requirements: 2 members must be Missouri cotton growers recommended by the Dept. of Agriculture; 3 must be Missouri cotton growers recommended by the largest general farm organization in the state; 3 must be Missouri cotton growers recommended by the largest cotton producer organization in the state; 1 must represent state government

Political Requirements: no

Geographic Requirements: no

Senate Consent Required: No

Members

Mr. Allen C. Below
Department Recommendation 1
Dexter
Term begins: Sep 13, 2010
Term expires: Jun 26, 2012

Mr. Joe (David) Blakemore
Department Recommendation 2
Campbell
Term begins: Aug 27, 2020
Term expires: Jun 26, 2023

Mr. Steven C. Droke
Farm Bureau Recommendation 1
Hornersville
Term begins: Aug 27, 2020
Term expires: Jun 26, 2023

Mr. Barry Bean
Farm Bureau Recommendation 2
Gideon
Term begins: Oct 23, 2019
Term expires: Jun 26, 2022

Mr. Gary N. Hayes
Farm Bureau Recommendation 3
Term begins: Aug 27, 2020
Term expires: Jun 26, 2021

Mr. Jeff Hux
Cotton Producer 1
Sikeston
Term begins: Oct 23, 2019
Term expires: Jun 26, 2022

Mr. Stephen Harris
Cotton Producer 2
Senath
Term begins: Oct 23, 2019
Term expires: Jun 26, 2022

Mr. Riley James
Cotton Producer 3
Sikeston
Term begins: Sep 16, 2008
Term expires: Jun 26, 2011

Collin S. Wamsley
State Government Representative