Kent Nix, a longtime cotton grower in Dawson County was inducted into the Cotton Research and Promotion Program Hall of Fame Tuesday Night.
The Cotton Incorporated program, now in its third year recognizes US cotton industry leaders that have made significant contributions to the Program or to the cotton industry in general.
Kent was a cotton grower for decades in Dawson County until his recent retirement. He served on the Plains Cotton Growers Board of Directors and the Plains Cotton Improvement Committee for many years. Kent also was active in the Lamesa Cotton Growers organization.
Kent made a tremendous impact on the cotton industry in many ways, and leadership truly is his gift. He achieved some of his most notable accomplishments during his time on The Cotton Board. Kent began his service to The Cotton Board in 1991 as an alternate and worked his way through several positions before becoming Chairman of The Cotton Board in 2004-2005.
Kent has paved the way for many growers to get involved in various groups, whether it be on the local, state, or national level, and always has encouraged his fellow producers to be a voice for the industry.
He was joined by 3 other honorees from across the nation.