International Cotton School Brings Pros to Lubbock

Intensive two-week session emphasizes cotton production and high-volume instrument technology.

Classes at the Texas International Cotton School offer an in-depth look at all phases of cotton production as well as relationships between regional and global cotton industries.

The Texas International Cotton School offers an in-depth look at all phases of cotton production and relationships between regional and global cotton industries.

More than a dozen cotton industry experts from across the nation are set to attend the Aug. 10 start of the Texas International Cotton School at Texas Tech University’s Fiber and Biopolymer Research Institute.

“The sessions are structured to provide in a short period of time an integrated understanding of the U.S. cotton industry and how it interacts with the global cotton textile industry,” said Katie Leigh, the school’s coordinator and a communications coordinator with the Department of Plant and Soil Science.

The two-week school, a cooperative effort between the Lubbock Cotton Exchange and the Fiber and Biopolymer Research Institute, features hands-on instruction of all phases of cotton production, harvesting, ginning, classing, testing, preparation and processing.

In addition, particular emphasis is placed on high-volume instrument technology and how it’s applied to cotton marketing and textile manufacturing. The school also offers the opportunity to observe a functioning electronic cotton marketing system.

The program includes tours of a modern cotton gin, USDA classing office, Farmer’s Coop Compress, American Cotton Growers mill, ginning moisture technology manufacturer, cottonseed oil mill and the Seam Electronic Cotton Market.

In the past more than 446 students, managers, merchants and textile workers from 57 countries have joined top cotton, commodity and textile experts in the intensive two-week sessions of the Texas International Cotton School.

For more information, or to apply for the Aug. 10-21 session of the Texas International Cotton School, visit www.texasintlcottonschool.com.


CASNR

The College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources is made up of six departments:

  • Agriculture and Applied Economics
  • Agricultural Education and Communications
  • Animal and Food Science
  • Landscape Architecture
  • Plant and Soil Science
  • Natural Resources Management

The college also consists of eleven research centers and institutes, including the Cotton Economics Research Institute, the International Cotton Research Center and the Fiber and Biopolymer Research Institute.

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