Special focus: International Trade and Marketing
Parr Rosson is Professor and Department Head of the Agricultural Economics Department at Texas A&M University.
His extension and research interests focus on international trade and international marketing, including economic impacts of trade and trade agreements, trade policy analysis, transportation and logistics, and immigration issues. He currently chairs the Education Committee of the Texas-Cuba Trade Alliance and has been a member since its inception in 2003. Rosson has chaired the Agribusiness and Fisheries Committee of the Border Trade Alliance and served on the Grains, Feed, Oilseeds and Planting Seeds Agricultural Trade Advisory Committee for the US Trade Representative and US Department of Agriculture from 2001-2015.
Spanning 35 years, Rosson has conducted research, educational programs worked on projects in Mexico, Canada, Cuba, Guatemala, Nicaragua, Costa Rica, Argentina, Brazil, Ecuador, Australia, Japan, Iraq, Indonesia, Singapore, Philippines, Malaysia and Thailand. Prior to coming to Texas A&M in September 1989, Rosson spent seven years at Clemson University where he was Associate Professor and Extension Agricultural Economist and Acting Director of International Programs.
Rosson received his Ph.D. (1982) and M.S. (1978) in Agricultural Economics and B.S. (1971) in Agronomy, all from Texas A&M University. He served as an officer in the Army of the United States from 1971-77 and was a captain in the U.S. Army Reserve from 1977-85. Rosson grew up in the rural community of Taft, Texas and worked on the family farm, grain elevator and cotton gin. He is married to Helen Blackwell and they have three sons.