Brent Crossland is the past Head of Fiber Development for Seeds at Bayer CropScience and is based in Valencia, California, USA.
Brent has worked in the plant science industry for the past 37 years with experience in crop protection, product development and launch, seed production and the global textile supply chain. He has held past positions with academia, independent consulting, product development and research and sales and marketing in the cotton industry. For the past fifteen years, Brent has also been very involved with the downstream market development of FiberMax and Stoneville cotton fiber for the apparel and home furnishings industry.
Brent was instrumental in the development of the global Certified FiberMax traceability program. He developed and managed the e3 Sustainable Cotton Initiative. A very well-known expert on the cotton supply chain, Brent has presented globally on sustainable initiatives to many world cotton organizations. He is a past recipient of the Bayer CropScience Luminary award for distinguished achievement and the “You Can’t Pick Better” award for initiatives in the cotton seed business. In addition, Brent was also awarded the Vice Chancellor’s Award for Excellence from Texas A&M University.
Brent holds a Bachelor of Science Degree from Texas A&M University and a Master’s of Agriculture degree in Plant Science from West Texas A&M University.