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C. Parr Rosson, III: Lifetime Achievement Award



jaae433life2a 293..294 C. Parr Rosson, III Lifetime Achievement Award Dr. Parr Rosson is an extension economist and professor in the Department of Agricultural Economics, Texas AgriLife Extension Service at Texas A&M University. He has served at Texas A&M since 1989. In 1997 he was appointed di- rector of the Center for North American Studies, a congressional initiative designed to strengthen trade ties within North America. He has a joint appointment in extension, teaching, and research. He was in the Department of Agricultural Eco- nomics and Rural Sociology at Clemson Uni- versity from 1982–1989. Dr. Rosson has received $7.0 million in grants and contracts to support his extension, research, and teaching programs. Dr. Rosson received his Ph.D. and M.S. in Agricul- tural Economics and B.S. in Agronomy, all from Texas A&M University. Dr. Rosson’s extension programs have fo- cused on international trade, trade policy, and international marketing. Dr. Rosson has con- ducted more than 300 extension and other related presentations during his career. His early work emphasized international marketing and resulted in the Distinguished Professional Contribution in Extension award from Southern Agricultural Economics Association in 1995. Dr. Rosson was a member of the Southern Extension Interna- tional Trade Task Force that developed three leaflet series and programs for farm and agri- business leadership. He also led several state, regional, and national extension efforts to develop and implement programs on the oppor- tunities and challenges of implementing the North American Free Trade Agreement. Most recently, he has been involved with efforts to educate the public about export opportunities for U.S. agricultural products in Cuba and other emerging markets, and the economic impacts of immigrant labor and invasive species. Much of this recent work has been provided to U.S. con- gressional committees, state officials,

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