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Cotton pickin’ time

Posted on Monday, October 28, 2013 at 5:41 pm

sonny gault cotton picking - horizSeventy-year-old Sonny Gault came out for the Sixth Annual Old-Time Cotton Pickin’ Day held at D&J River Farm Friday. While picking, Gault reflected on a time when he hand-picked cotton for Carl Ogle in the same field as a boy back in the 1950’s. Today, the farm, where Josh Ogle and his wife, Julieanna, partner with his parents, David and Sherry Ogle, in a 4,500-acre row crop operation, uses advanced technology in its cotton picking operation, but at the same time, the old-fashioned way of picking is honored. ~ Staff photo by Paul Henry