GCC Executive Director: Cotton is Still King in Textile Space

Clint Thompson Georgia Cotton Commission (GCC)

The Georgia Cotton Commission (GCC) remains committed to being an advocate for its farmers and the cotton industry in 2024.

AgNet Media’s Randall Weiseman talked with Taylor Sills, executive director of the GCC, at last week’s annual meeting in Tifton, Georgia. Sills highlighted the issue the commission is tackling with planting season just around the corner.

Taylor Sills speaks during last year’s Georgia Cotton Commission meeting.

“The No. 1 priority for every cotton organization in the country this year is helping producers keep up the bottom line,” Sills said. “Tomorrow, I’m going to speak to a group of students at SCAD, Savannah College of Art and Design, about cotton. These are the future of the textile industry. We want to remind them about cotton. Sometimes things that have been around for a long time don’t get the same shine as there are a lot of new man-made products on the market. We’re here to tell them cotton is still king in the textile space.

“We hear a lot about sustainability and renewability and all of these things, nothing can touch cotton in that space.”

Randall Weismann interviewing Taylor Sills