Sonja Chapman, International Trade and Marketing, was recently elected as an officer to the Cotton Board for the 2018–19 program year. In addition to working as an associate professor at FIT, Chapman is an importer; she holds an importer seat on the board. Based in Memphis, Tenn., the Cotton Board is the oversight and administrative arm of the Cotton Research and Promotion Program, representing U.S. Upland cotton.
To fund the program, the Cotton Board collects a per bale assessment on all Upland cotton harvested and ginned in the U.S., as well as an importer assessment on the cotton content of all Upland cotton products imported into the U.S. The Cotton Board contracts with Cotton Incorporated to carry out the actual research and promotion activities for U.S. producers and importers of cotton.
For more information, contact Chapman, (212) 217-4288.