The National Cotton Council's (NCC) Cotton Leadership Committee has chosen the 2006-07 cotton leadership class. The newly selected class will begin its first training session September 24-29 in the Midsouth, including an orientation to the NCC and presentation skills training.

The program, now in its 24th year, develops leadership skills in the cotton industry. Participants will participate in business and media training, and have personal interaction with the cotton industry's most influential leaders.

The 2006-07 class will be comprised of four cotton producers and one participant from each of the six other industry segments: Producers — David Cochran, Greenville, MS; Patrick Johnson Jr., Tunica, MS; Tammy Leonards, Lettsworth, LA; and Clint Webb, Boston, GA; Ginner — Scott Matlock, Sebastian Cotton & Grain, Sebastian, TX; Warehouser — Eric Wanjura, Plainview Coop Compress, Plainview, TX; Merchant — Felipe Esteve, ECOM, Dallas, TX; Marketing Cooperative — Wayne Boseman, Carolinas Cotton Growers, Garner, NC; Cottonseed — Brandon Winters, Producers Coop Oil Mill, Oklahoma City, OK; and Manufacturer — Bryan Gregory, American Cotton Growers Denim Mill, Littlefield, TX.