The 127 FiberMax cotton growers who broke yield and quality records in 2015 qualified for the FiberMax One Ton Club in Lubbock, Texas in early May.
The FiberMax One Ton Club now has 848 members, including the 40 new members from last year.
Individual awards were presented during the celebration including highest yield, highest loan value, highest gross loan value per acre, most acres and most varieties. Vance and Mandie Smith of Big Spring, Texas, won the awards for highest gross loan value and highest yield with 2,726 pounds per acre to FM 2484B2F variety.
The highest loan value was presented to Mark Pratt of Visalia, California, who earned $0.5799 for 55 of his cotton acres. He had an average yield of 2,335 pounds per acre. His average loan rate across all the acres was $0.5674.
Apple Creek Farms, run by Mitchell Jansa and Joe Schwartz in Garden City, Texas, won the most varieties qualified for the One Ton Club with more than a ton of lint cotton on 456 acres planted to five FiberMax varieties.
In addition to the awards, all FiberMax One Ton Club members were entered into a drawing for a two-year lease on a Ford Super Duty F-350 King Ranch Truck. The winner was the Weinheimer family -- three brothers and their wives.