Louisiana Farmer/Chairman, National Cotton Council|
OPENING GENERAL SESSION: Ted Schneider, a Louisiana cotton producer, serves as chairman of the National Cotton Council (NCC) for 2022 after serving as the NCC’s vice chairman in 2020 and 2021.Schneider previously has served as a NCC director and has served on and led multiple NCC committees. He previously chaired the NCC's Committee for the Advancement of Cotton and currently chairs its Sustainability Task Force and its Budget Committee. In 2018 and 2019, Schneider served as president of the NCC’s export promotions arm, Cotton Council International. He also has been an active leader in the NCC's American Cotton Producers, having served as a state chairman, director and vice chairman. He is a past board member of Cotton Incorporated and is board chairman of the U.S. Cotton Trust Protocol. Since 1984, Schneider has been the owner/operator of a Lake Providence-based 3,600-acre diversified farming operation in northeast Louisiana and southeast Arkansas that is dedicated to sustainable, responsible agricultural production. In addition to cotton, his operation's primary crops are corn, soybeans, rice, wheat and grain sorghum. Schneider served as president and general manager of Gailliard Gin in Lake Providence from 1999-2004.A past president of the Louisiana Cotton and Grain Association, he currently serves on the Board of Trustees of Louisiana Ag Corporation and as a director of the East Carroll Parish National Resources Conservation Service district. Schneider earned a B.S. in Business Administration from Louisiana State University. He and his wife, Renee, have three children.
Cell Phone: 318-282-9033
2122 Highland Road
Lake Providence, LA 71254