Cotton seed developer and marketer Americot, Inc., this week announced the addition of three new people working in the field – in the Southwest, Midsouth and Southeast.
Abby Taylor was named a sales representative covering southwest Alabama. Raised in Yazoo City, Mississippi, he moved into agricultural sales in 1990 when he joined Terra in Tallahatchie County, Mississippi. In 1999, he went to work for Helena Chemical in the same area, and then relocated to south Alabama where he started working for Bertolla Farm Supply. When CPS bought out Bertolla in 2011, he became the location manager based in Baldwin County, Alabama. Taylor resides in Fairhope, Alabama.
Bruce West was brought on board as a representative covering Mississippi and the Midsouth. He graduated from Mississippi State University with a BS in Agronomy and Seed Technology. His career began with Hollandale Seed and Delinting Co., establishing a lab and quality control program. In 1993, he joined Jimmy Sanders, Inc. (JSI), where he spent 6 years as a field agronomist and then 15 years as a location manager in Rolling Fork, Mississippi. West continued for another 4 years with Pinnacle Ag, after their purchase of JSI. Prior to joining Americot, he was employed by Crop Production Services as a crop consultant. West currently resides in Hollandale where he is a sales representative, supporting our customers and growers in Mississippi and the Midsouth region.
Garry Burson has been hired as a sales representative in Texas, covering Floyd County. He graduated from Texas A&M with a BS in Agronomy and a Masters in Plant Protection. For the last 39 years, Garry has been a crop consultant in Floyd County, Texas. In addition, he has spent the last 15 years with Wilbur Ellis in Lockney, serving as location manager as well as a sales rep. Burson lives in Lockney.
“All have significant agricultural experience in their respective regions, and we are fortunate to now have them on our team,” said Chiree Fields, Americot General Manager. “Adding talented, ag industry veterans like Abby, Bruce and Garry further demonstrates our commitment to our customers, and cotton growers throughout the country.”