This Next Article Comes from Cotton Farming Magazine. In 1976, Dad was named Cotton Farmer of the Year. He was honored to receive it, but quite honestly, a little embarrassed of all the fuss. As always, Dad was quick to give credit to the good folks that work with us here on the farm; the folks that see to it that the plans are carried out in the proper time and fashion. No business can be successful for long without good personnel and support staff to implement the action plans. This is a long article but it is interesting if you like agriculture, particularly southern agriculture.