Americot Adds New Director of Technical Research
Dr. Ken Lege brings years of experience to new position with Americot, Inc.
March 5, 2013
Americot, Inc., a leading supplier of premium cotton seed, is pleased to announce its Director of Technical Services, Dr. Ken Legé, whose responsibilities will include introducing new traits, coordinating OVT plots with universities, and working with state cotton specialists, growers and consultants from Arizona to the Carolinas.
Americot General Manager Terry Campbell notes that Legé draws deep from extensive multi-level experience across the Cotton Belt. “We are excited to have Ken on the Americot team,” Campbell says. “This outstanding agronomist is a former South Carolina Cotton Specialist, and has been heavily involved with the commercial cotton seed business. He has worked in cotton since 1988 and speaks easily with growers and researchers alike. Ken’s experience, reputation and energy will be critical as Americot moves to launch a whole set of new products with new technology over the next few years.”
This native of Winnie, Texas earned a Bachelor of Science in Crop Science from Sam Houston State University, and a Masters in Plant Breeding and a Ph.D. in Agronomy from Texas A&M University. In addition to once serving as the South Carolina Cotton Specialist, he has worked for several cotton seed companies.
“I’m excited to work with a company that’s not only cotton focused, but is also cotton grower focused,” Legé says. “It’s obvious that Americot is committed to delivering quality products to cotton growers. In addition to working with growers, I look forward to working with consultants, academics and others to show the Cotton Belt even more what Americot is all about and its excellent Americot brand and NexGen brand cotton varieties that offer high yield potential and excellent fiber quality.”
Legé and his wife, Cassie, have two 20-year-old sons, Nicholas and Zachary. Legé will be based in Americot’s Lubbock, Texas office.
Americot, Inc., headquartered in Lubbock, Texas, provides Southwest, Midsouth and Southeast cotton growers with quality planting seed of varieties that offer high yield potential and excellent fiber quality with the technologies that growers want and need. For more information on NexGen brand and Americot® brand cotton products, call 888.678.7333 or go to www.americot.com.