Learn More About the SCGA

  • Who we are

    Southern Cotton Ginners Association (SCGA), a non-profit organization founded in 1967, fosters and advances the educational, scientific, civic, commercial and business interests of its members and allied industry associations and organizations.

    SCGA is comprised of five state Cotton Ginners Associations: Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Missouri and Tennessee.

  • Board of Directors

    The board of directors is elected annually. Board members for 2017-18 are as follows:

    SCGA Officers:
    President:  Randy Ainsworth, Tanner and Company, Frogmore, LA
    Vice President: David Cochran, Jr., Avon Gin, Inc, Avon, MS
    Chairman of Board: Henry G. “Tri” Watkins, Rabbit Ridge Gin, Lepanto, AR
    Treasurer: Sledge Taylor - Como Consolidated Gin Co., Como, MS
    Secretary: Timothy L. Price - Southern Cotton Ginners Association

    State Officers:

    Arkansas
    President: Barry Braden, Lee Wilson and Company Gin
    1st VP: Ritter Arnold, RHM Gin & Warehouse
    2nd VP: Phillip Privet, GPS Gin Co., Inc.


    Louisiana
    President: Randy Ainsworth, Tanner and Company
    1st VP:Tom Callaway - Rayville Gin
    2nd VP: Bobby Todd, Farmers Gin & Warehouse

    Mississippi
    President: Graydon Flowers, Mattson Gin, Inc.
    1st VP: David Cochran, Jr., Avon Gin
    2nd VP: Russell Mahalitc, Issaquena S. Washington Gin, Inc.

    Missouri
    President: Adam Martin, G.M. Lawrence and Company
    1st VP: Robert Craig, Dalton Cotton Co.
    2nd VP: Gary Hayes, Caruthersville Gin

    Tennessee
    President: Ricky Ayers, Hickory Valley Gin Co.
    1st VP: James Wages, Farmers Gin of Humboldt
    2nd VP: Will Wade, Wade Gin Co.

  • Association Staff

    Executive Vice President: Timothy L. Price
    Safety Director: William E. Lindamood, Jr.
    Marketing Communications Specialist: Andrea Steadman
    Bookkeeper: Carol Carlson