Samuel Reeves, 2004 Leon S. Peters Award Winner
Talks about his early life helping his father in the cotton industry and traveling the country with him, going to college in North Carolina and meeting his wife. He talks about serving in the army in the Counter Intelligence Corps, moving to Memphis and getting started in the cotton business before relocating to Fresno, seeing opportunity in the San Joaquin Valley for cotton.
He discusses the agricultural and political importance of the cotton industry, the future of industry in America and the trend towards technology and the importance of giving back to the community. He also talks about his impressions of Fresno’s future and raising his daughters.