Getting Involved with The Cotton Board

Members, Alternates and Advisors of The Cotton Board collaboratively represent the interests of both cotton importers and cotton producers to provide oversight and direction of the Cotton Research & Promotion Program (the Program) targeted at improving the profitability of  both industry segments. 


The Appointment Process

The information below outlines the process of being appointed to serve on The Cotton Board. Cotton Board Members, Alternates, and Advisors are all appointed through this same process. 


Certified Organizations

Nominations to The Cotton Board are accepted from Certified Producer Organizations (CPOs) and Certified Importer Organizations (CIOs). 

List of Certified Organizations


Board Standards

Board Advisory Policy, Including Advisor For Diverse Perspectives

The Time Committment

For over 50 years, the Program has been working to facilitate the economic success and viability of U.S. cotton – and leadership of this Program is no small responsibility. Members, Alternates, and Advisors serve three-year terms and are requested to attend three regular meetings annually.  These sessions take place in early March, August and December and last approximately 2-3 days.  











Additional Resources and Information

USDA/AMS Call-to-Action: Serve on a Research and Promotion Program Board

Diversity and Inclusion Memo from The Cotton Board

AMS Cotton Research & Promotion Program Overview

Current Cotton Board Membership Directory