November 16, 2022

Americot, Inc., a leading supplier of premium cotton seed, is pleased to announce the recent addition of three new sales team members to the company, as well as a leadership promotion. “As we continue to offer exceptional grower support in the Cotton Belt, we’re growing our team and I’m extremely happy to introduce Brett, Justin, and Levy as the newest members of the sales team. Additionally, I’d like to introduce our latest regional manager, Shane Osborne. Thanks to cotton growers throughout the country, our commitment to providing the highest-quality products and industry-leading customer support remains as strong today as ever,” said Chiree Fields, Americot’s general manager.

Brett Shrader joins Americot as a sales representative. A graduate of the University of Tennessee at Martin, Brett has spent the last 25 years in the cotton industry in roles ranging from crop consultant to agronomist and operations management. He is specialized in precision ag, soil moisture sensory and crop consultation. Brett is based in Cleveland, Mississippi, supporting Americot growers in the South Delta region.

Justin Goodman graduated from Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College and has worked in crop consulting and soil science, as well as managing a commercial cotton gin in South Georgia. He most recently was a project/sales manager for Twin Rivers Land and Timber, a Georgia land and timber company. Justin joins Americot as a sales representative, based in Brooks County, Georgia where he supports growers throughout that region.

Levy Lord joins Americot as a sales representative, supporting growers in Louisiana as a member of the South Delta region. A graduate of Northeast Louisiana University with a bachelor’s degree in agriculture business, Levy is certified in ag entomology, ag weed control, and ag field soil management and has spent the last 23 years in the fertilizer sales industry. He is based in Baskin, Louisiana.

In addition, Americot is also happy to announce the promotion of Shane Osborne to regional manager ofthe Red River Region. He takes over from recently retired Jerry Montgomery. Shane started with Americot in 2017 as a sales representative as well as providing agronomic support. He graduated from Texas Tech University with a B.S. in Agricultural Economics and an M.S. in Agronomy. Shane is based in Jackson County, Oklahoma.

Americot, Inc., headquartered in Lubbock, Texas, provides U.S. cotton growers with quality seed of localized varieties, offering high yield potential and excellent fiber quality, along with the technologies that growers want and need. American-owned and fully independent, Americot is a national leader in cotton seed production and technologies. For more information on Americot and our NexGen® brand cotton products, call 888.678.SEED (7333) or visit

Tyrell Currie
Marketing & Communications Manager
806.793.1431, ext 140

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