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North Carolina’s BB Griffin Elected Chairman of Cotton Incorporated

December 19th, 2013

(MEMPHIS, Tenn.) – North Carolina cotton producer and ginner BB Griffin was elected Chairman of Cotton Incorporated during the recent Cotton Board/Cotton Incorporated joint board meeting last week in Savannah, Georgia.

“BB’s duel, first-hand knowledge of our industry as a producer and ginner, combined with his decades of experience in leadership positions, make him an excellent choice to be our Chairman,” states J. Berrye Worsham, President & CEO, Cotton Incorporated.

Serving as President of the North Carolina Cotton Producers Association from 2000-2001 and President of the Southeastern Cotton Ginners Association from 2004-2005, BB received his Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics from North Carolina State University. He is co-owner of Griffin Farming Partnership and Woodville Supply Cotton Gin. “Cotton is more than just a plant, it’s a lifestyle and BB embodies that lifestyle,” states David Parrish, CEO, North Carolina Cotton Producers Association.  

Griffin will serve a two-year term. “BB is one of the most positive and charismatic leaders in our industry. We will work diligently together to move Cotton Incorporated and the Cotton Research & Promotion Program forward on our path of continued success in 2014,” concludes Worsham.


Contact: Brad Robb, VP of Communications or Stacey Gorman, Communications Manager (901) 683-2500

About Cotton Incorporated: Cotton Incorporated, funded by U.S. cotton producers and importers of cotton and cotton textile products, conducts worldwide research and promotion activities to increase the demand for and profitability of cotton.

About The Cotton Board: The Cotton Research & Promotion Act established the Cotton Board as a quasi-governmental, non-profit entity to serve as the administrator of the Cotton Research & Promotion Program. Funded by America’s cotton producers and importers through the cotton check-off, the Program’s research and promotion activities are conducted worldwide by Cotton Incorporated, the Cotton Board’s sole-source contracting organization, to increase the demand for and improve the market position of cotton. The Cotton Research & Promotion Program continues to work in all areas of cotton’s pipeline – from the field to the consumer – to keep cotton the number one fiber choice in the U.S. For more information about the Cotton Board and the innovative activities stemming from the Program, visit


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