Registration Deadline Draws Near for Texas International Cotton School
The 29th session of the Texas International Cotton School will run from August 10-21.
May 5, 2009
Time is running out for registration for the 29th Session of Texas International Cotton School, especially for foreign students without passport or visa.
The school will run August 10-21st, 2009 and is offering a power-packed curriculum this year.
The Texas International Cotton School is sponsored and managed by the Lubbock Cotton Exchange in partnership with the Fiber & Biopolymer Research Institute (FBRI) of Texas Tech University.
There are some new instructors for this session and Pima cotton has been added as a new subject.
It’s uniquely 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 complex.
Particular emphasis is placed on high volume instrument (HVI) technology and how it may be applied to cotton marketing and textile manufacturing. It also offers the opportunity to observe a functioning electronic cotton marketing system.
Classes are held daily at the FBRI, enabling utilization of the state-of-the-art facilities in fiber and textile study.
Guest experts from U.S. and international organizations provide instruction and engage in discussion with students. Featured guest speakers come from the Lubbock Cotton Exchange, FBRI, the International Cotton Advisory Committee, Cotlook, Ltd.; commercial banks, textile machinery companies, fiber and textile instrument companies, the USDA’s Agricultural Marketing Service, and the Texas A&M AgriLife Research & Extension Center.
The course is equally beneficial to those in the textile and spinning industries, shippers, merchants, financial institutions or cotton production - either overseas or in the U.S..
Course fee is $2,850.00 plus accommodation costs at the school hotel. This year accommodations will be at the Ashmore Suites, Lubbock. A very reasonable rate has been negotiated for students.