About a dozen cotton and rice growers from across the country gathered in Idaho in June to participate in the National Cotton Council of America's 2016 Multi-Commodity Exchange Program.
For four days, the growers toured farms and processing facilities in southeastern Idaho to learn about other types of crop production, including barley, potatoes, wheat, alfalfa, and farm-raised trout.
You can read the Western Farm Press article on the tour online at http://westernfarmpress.com/cotton/cotton-growers-discover-idaho-grows-more-taters.
“This exchange program serves as a starting point to help agricultural leaders gain more knowledge about U.S. agriculture as a whole and helps them understand the needs and challenges faced by various commodity groups,” says John Gibson, director of NCC’s member services and the MCEP coordinator.
Program participants included: Dean Wells, Casa Grande, Ariz.; from Texas, Steve Olson of Plainview, Allan Fuchs of Garden City, and Barry Evans of Kress; Tommy Moore of Somerville, Tenn.; Herbert Price, Dixie, Ga.; Sam Spruell, Mt. Hope, Ala.; Andrew Grobmeyer, Little Rock, Ark.; Curtis Berry, Tunica, Miss., Jim Whitaker, McGehee, Ark.; plus the NCC’s Craig Brown and John Gibson.
Enjoy these interesting photos from the four-day tour.