(Memphis, TN) - Bernie Jordan, a cotton grower from Yazoo City, Mississippi, will serve as the Cotton Incorporated Board Chairman. Jordan was elected to the two-year Chairman’s term at the joint Cotton Incorporated and Cotton Board meeting in Charlotte, NC this past December.
“Bernie has a wealth of knowledge on the key issues and concerns facing the modern cotton industry,” says Cotton Incorporated President and CEO J. Berrye Worsham. “His knowledge combined with demonstrated leadership within national and regional cotton organizations make him well-suited for his role as Chairman.”
Jordan, a native of Yazoo City, has been a Director on the Cotton Incorporated Board for more than 21 years. In addition to his role on the Cotton Incorporated Board, Bernie Jordan brings a range of industry experience and leadership expertise to his new role.
Since 1983 he has been co-owner and partner of Jordan Farms, a diversified row crop farm with interests in Yazoo and Humphreys Counties, as well as Jordan Land & Timber. He is co-owner and President of Yazoo Planters Gin Co. Jordan is also a Director and Treasurer of the Mississippi Boll Weevil Management Corporation, and serves on the boards of a range of regional cotton organizations including: the Delta Council; the Yazoo County Farm Bureau; Delta Wildlife; and on the Yazoo City advisory committee for Staplcotn.
After graduating from Mississippi State University, where he majored in Agricultural Economics, Bernie Jordan returned to his family farm in 1979. Today, Jordan and his wife, Susan, reside in Northwest Yazoo County.
About Cotton Incorporated
Cotton Incorporated, funded by U.S. growers of upland cotton and importers of cotton and cotton textile products, is the research and marketing company representing upland cotton. The Program is designed and operated to improve the demand for and profitability of cotton.