Photos: Dennis Palmer - 2016 Western Farm Press High Cotton Award winner

For the Dennis Palmer family of Thatcher, Ariz., cotton farming is at his family’s core. “I love to plant cotton,” says Dennis, whose physical size mimics a defensive linebacker in the National Football League. Like a pro football player, Palmer is unafraid to tackle the many challenges in cotton production. “My favorite time during the cotton season is picking cotton - it’s white and beautiful. It represents the payoff at the end of the year.”

Dennis Palmer is Western Farm Press' 2016 High Cotton Award winner. For the Palmer family at Thatcher, Ariz., cotton farming is at its family’s core.

“I love to plant cotton,” says Dennis, whose physical size mimics a defensive linebacker in the National Football League. Like a pro football player, Palmer is unafraid to tackle the many challenges in cotton production.

“My favorite time during the cotton season is picking cotton - it’s white and beautiful. It represents the payoff at the end of the year.”

Palmer will receive the High Cotton Award at the Farm Press High Cotton Breakfast during the 2016 Farm & Gin Show in Memphis, Tenn. in late February.

Read the the Western Farm Press article on Dennis Palmer and his family online -  http://westernfarmpress.com/cotton/dennis-palmer-top-notch-producer-earns-far-west-high-cotton-award

Enjoy these photos of the Palmer family on their cotton operation.

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