County agents of the University of Georgia Cooperative Extension Service have played a key role in the expansion of cotton in our state over the last 10 years and they have provided hands-on education and guidance to new growers along the way.

Agents' delivery of timely, accurate management information and knowledge has always been instrumental in the successful production of cotton in Georgia.

For the third year in a row, the Georgia Cotton Commission sponsored the King Cotton Awards to recognize outstanding contributions of county agents to Georgia cotton producers. These awards recognize outstanding contributions of county agents to Georgia cotton producers. The Senior Award is for agents with 10 or more years' experience, while the Junior Award, named the Allen B. Fulford Award, is for those with less than 10 years of service. The latter award honors the accomplishments and memory of Allen B. Fulford as a county Extension agent and state cotton agronomist.