FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
Roger A. Isom
California Cotton Ginners and Growers Associations
Phone: (559) 252-0684
Fax: (559) 252-0551
The California Cotton Ginners and Growers Associations is pleased to announce that Past President/CEO Earl P. Williams was recently honored as the recipient of the National Cotton Ginners Association’s (NCGA) 2013-14 Distinguished Service Award. The annual award recognizes individuals who have provided a career of distinguished service to the U.S. ginning industry. Williams received the award during the California Cotton Ginners Association’s annual meeting. Williams joined the California Cotton Growers and Ginners’ Associations in 1993 as executive vice president, was named president and CEO in 1997, and retired at the end of 2014. He was one of fifteen charter members of the California Cotton Ginners Association, serving on their Board from 1972 to 1980. He has previously served as an advisor to the National Cotton Council, the American Cotton Producers, the NCGA’s Advisory Policy Council and Supima’s board. A native of Arkansas, where his family was involved in cotton farming, Williams came to Buttonwillow, Calif., with his family in 1958 and later received a Bachelor of Science in Crop Production from Cal Poly. Williams continues to serve the Association on a part time consulting basis working on coordination of cotton research activities and is the Supima representative for California.
The California Cotton Ginners and Growers Associations are voluntary dues-based organizations representing cotton growers and cotton gins throughout California on regulatory and legislative issues ranging from energy and air quality to labor and water quality.