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.
The board of directors is elected annually. Board members for 2017-18 are as follows:
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
President: Barry Braden, Lee Wilson and Company Gin
1st VP: Ritter Arnold, RHM Gin & Warehouse
2nd VP: Phillip Privet, GPS Gin Co., Inc.
President: Randy Ainsworth, Tanner and Company
1st VP:Tom Callaway - Rayville Gin
2nd VP: Bobby Todd, Farmers Gin & Warehouse
President: Graydon Flowers, Mattson Gin, Inc.
1st VP: David Cochran, Jr., Avon Gin
2nd VP: Russell Mahalitc, Issaquena S. Washington Gin, Inc.
President: Adam Martin, G.M. Lawrence and Company
1st VP: Robert Craig, Dalton Cotton Co.
2nd VP: Gary Hayes, Caruthersville Gin
President: Ricky Ayers, Hickory Valley Gin Co.
1st VP: James Wages, Farmers Gin of Humboldt
2nd VP: Will Wade, Wade Gin Co.
Executive Vice President: Timothy L. Price
Safety Director: William E. Lindamood, Jr.
Marketing Communications Specialist: Andrea Steadman
Bookkeeper: Carol Carlson