Full Name
Gary Adams
Job Title
National Cotton Council
Speaker Bio
Gary Adams is President of the U.S. Cotton Trust Protocol. He plays a key role in guiding the industry’s seven segments to reach consensus on critical policies affecting U.S. cotton, with the mission of helping all U.S. cotton industry segments compete effectively and profitably in global markets.

Previously, Mr. Adams served the Council for 13 years as Vice President of Economic and Policy Analysis. As the Council’s chief economist, he provided economic outlooks for global cotton markets, as well as analyzing the impact of farm and trade policies. He also represents the U.S. cotton industry as a member of USDA’s agricultural policy advisory committee and served on USDA’s advisory committee on trade from 2005 to 2011 and the NASS advisory committee on agricultural statistics from 2003 to 2009.

Before joining the Council, he was a Research Assistant Professor in the Department of Agricultural Economics at the University of Missouri. During his 13-year tenure at the university, Mr. Adams’ primary responsibilities included policy analysis and market outlook for the Food and Agricultural Policy Research Institute (FAPRI). While at FAPRI, he and his colleagues were recognized by the American Agricultural Economics Association for their distinguished policy contributions.

Mr. Adams holds B.S. and M.A. degrees in applied mathematics from the University of Alabama and a Ph.D. in agricultural economics from the University of Missouri.
Gary Adams