Kansas State University Extension Specialist Stu Duncan was presented with the Cotton Specialist of the Year Award by BASF this week at the Beltwide Cotton Conferences.
Voted on by cotton specialists in the 17 states where cotton is grown, this highly-esteemed award is based on several considerations, including exceptional leadership and outstanding industry service.
“Saw my first cotton plants in my aunt’s garden in the ’60s,” said Duncan. “Really, my specialty was wheat and soybeans, row crops in Kansas.” But once Kansas cotton production started taking off, Duncan dove right in and became part of the cotton family and just retired last year.
BASF is proud to sponsor the award to honor the work of outstanding cotton specialists. “Over the years that I have gotten to know these guys, they are a tight knit group,” said Tim Culpepper, BASF Regional Agronomist. “It’s like his family saying we love you and respect you.”
Listen to interviews with Stu and Tim below:BWCC22 Interview with Stu Duncan, Cotton Specialist (2:47) BWCC22 Interview with Tim Culpepper, BASF (2:19)