2018-02-14 / Front Page

Buckhead Creek Farms wins Quality Cotton Award

By Jason Mallard
Extension Agent


Buckhead Creek Farms of Jenkins County is the receipt of the Georgia Cotton Commission’s “Quality Cotton Award.” Shown, from left, are Jason Mallard-Jenkins County Extension Agent, Charlie Burch-farmer, Joey Burch-farmer, Jacob Sandeford-Midville Warehouse, and Jason Cobb- Midville Warehouse. The operation was nominated for the award by Midville Warehouse. 
(Photo contributed) Buckhead Creek Farms of Jenkins County is the receipt of the Georgia Cotton Commission’s “Quality Cotton Award.” Shown, from left, are Jason Mallard-Jenkins County Extension Agent, Charlie Burch-farmer, Joey Burch-farmer, Jacob Sandeford-Midville Warehouse, and Jason Cobb- Midville Warehouse. The operation was nominated for the award by Midville Warehouse. (Photo contributed) Each year Georgia Cotton Commission presents awards for quality cotton ginned in Georgia at the Georgia Cotton Commission’s Annual Meeting.

This year Buckhead Creek Farms was nominated by Midville Warehouse (cotton gin). Buckhead Creek Farms is owned by Joey Burch and Leon Burch and families. In 2017 this operation grew 850 acres of cotton in Jenkins, Burke and Emanuel Counties.

According to Taylor R. Sills with the Georgia Cotton Commission, “The purpose of the awards are to recognize producers and ginners of high-quality cotton fiber and to identify their general management practices for the benefit of other growers. The producers and their gins received a plaque and the winning producers received a $500 cash award. The awards are given in each of these three cotton acreage categories: 1) less than 500 acres, 2) 500 to 1,000 acres, and 3) greater than 1,000 acres within the four regions of the state. Winners in these categories are determined by the loan value and premiums of their cotton. The winners’ excellent achievements are due largely to their management practices and expertise.”

For a full photo album of the winners, visit Georgia Cotton Commission’s Facebook page at www.facebook.com/GeorgiaCottonCommission.

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