The Cotton Board is currently seeking nominees from California to fulfill a three year term beginning on January 1, 2018 through December 31, 2020. Based in Memphis, Tennessee, The Cotton Board is the oversight and administrative arm of the Cotton Research & Promotion Program, representing U.S. Upland cotton. To fund the Program, The Cotton Board collects a per bale assessment of all Upland cotton harvested and ginned in the U.S., as well as an importer assessment for all Upland cotton products imported into the U.S. To conduct the Program, The Cotton Board contracts with Cotton Incorporated to carryout the actual research and promotion activities for U.S. producers and importers of cotton. While Cotton Incorporated is consumer and trade focused, it is a charged function of The Cotton Board’s mission to keep U.S. producers and importers of cotton informed on the innovative developments coming from the Program. Being a board member of the Cotton Board will help shape cotton’s future and play a critical role in the success of the cotton industry for years to come. Growers Aaron Barcellos and Dustin Mancebo currently represent California. There are 2 to 3 meetings per year, and travel costs are reimbursed. Anyone interested in encouraged to apply. If you are interested, please contact Roger Isom at (559)252-0684 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.