PCCA - Plains Cotton Cooperative Association Logo PCCA Commentator Magazine Masthead. Vol. 43, No. 1 | Spring 2010

TCGA Names Jerry Multer as 2010 President

Jerry Multer

Jerry Multer

A strong foundation of knowledge and experience in the cotton industry is what has prepared Jerry Multer to lead the Texas Cotton Ginners Association (TCGA) as the organization’s newly elected president for 2010.

For the past 15 years, Multer has been the manager of the Wall Cooperative Gin in Wall, Texas. During his time as manager, Multer was elected to the board at TCGA and began to move up the officer ranks. He has served as secretary, vice president, and now president.

For the past 15 years, Multer has been the manager of the Wall Cooperative Gin in Wall, Texas. During his time as manager, Multer was elected to the board at TCGA and began to move up the officer ranks. He has served as secretary, vice president, and now president.

Multer is an advocate for the cotton industry and said he is always willing to step up and be involved.

Even from a young age, Multer had an interest in cotton. He grew up in Olfen, Texas, a small farming community south of Ballinger, Texas. After high school, he attended Texas A&M University in College Station, Texas, where he studied agricultural economics. In 1971, Multer graduated and embarked on his journey in the cotton industry.

Even from a young age, Multer had an interest in cotton. He grew up in Olfen, Texas, a small farming community south of Ballinger, Texas. After high school, he attended Texas A&M University in College Station, Texas, where he studied agricultural economics. In 1971, Multer graduated and embarked on his journey in the cotton industry.

Multer said working as a gin manager is something that he has always aspired to do. In college, the majority of his educational background was directed toward cooperative business and working in the cotton industry.

Multer’s leadership as the manager at Wall for the past 15 years will benefit his role as the new TCGA president. Multer said this year looks like it’s going to be an outstanding cotton year. One of his main goals is to keep the Texas Cotton Ginners Trust strong and to try to engage new members.

“I am a big promoter of the cotton industry, and I want to keep it strong.” he said.

Multer said he has raised a wonderful family and is proud to have been married to Donna for 40 years. They have two daughters with families of their own and are blessed with four grandchildren.

“I have been involved with cotton my whole life,” Multer said. “It’s my fabric of choice, and it’s my family’s livelihood.”