Woods Eastland, president of the Greenwood, Miss.-based StaplCotn cooperative, was elected vice chairman and will be in line to move to the chairmanship at the Council’s annual meeting next year.

Anderson, co-owner of Anderson Farms in Colorado City, Texas, served as the organization’s vice chairman during 2003 and succeeds Robert W. “Bobby” Greene, a ginner from Courtland, Ala., who will serve as chairman of the NCC’s Executive Committee this year.

Besides his post with the NCC, Anderson serves as director of the Rolling Plains Cotton Growers and the Producers Coop Gin; chairman of the Texas Boll Weevil Eradication Foundation; an advisory committee chairman of the Texas Agriculture Policy Board and a member of the Mitchell County Soil and Water Conservation District.

Anderson has served in various NCC leadership positions, including vice chair, Southwest Region for the American Cotton Producers from 1996-2002 and as chairman of the NCC’s Crop Insurance Committee from 1995-2001.

A University of Texas at Austin graduate, Anderson is a charter board member of First National Bank in Colorado City and a member of the Mitchell County Appraisal District Advisory Board.

He is a member and lay leader of First United Methodist Church in Colorado City. Anderson and his wife, Susan, have a son and a daughter.

Besides Eastland, other NCC officers elected for 2004 include: vice presidents Stephen G. Felker, a Monroe, Ga., textile manufacturer; Charles Owen, a Pima, Ariz., ginner; and Gail Kring, a Lubbock, Texas, cottonseed crusher. Fred Underwood, a Lubbock, Texas, warehouseman, and Bobby Weil, a Montgomery, Ala., merchant, were re-elected NCC vice presidents, and Allen B. Helms, Jr., a Clarkedale, Ark., cotton producer, was re-elected as secretary-treasurer.

Andy Jordan was elected vice president, Technical Services. Re-elected NCC staff officers were: Mark Lange, NCC president and chief executive officer, Gary Adams, vice president, economics and policy analysis, Craig Brown, vice president, producer affairs; Bill M. Norman, vice president, ginner services; and Fred Johnson, vice president, administration and program coordination, all of Memphis; and John Maguire, senior vice president, Washington operations, and Allen Terhaar, vice president, foreign operations, both in Washington.

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