“What TALL Means to Me”

“TALL has helped me better appreciate and understand the expanse of Texas agriculture. TALL has allowed me to meet and visit many agriculture leaders and see their zeal, excitement and commitment to this industry. It has increased my knowledge far beyond my immediate field. TALL has prepared and motivated me to give more to the people of Texas.”

Lynn Angell
Boerne, Texas
Chemical Sales Representative, Monsanto

“Our challenge as a class and as representatives of Texas Agriculture has and will be to embrace agriculture in its entirety and to promote its differences in a coordinated effort to a public who is either indifferent or unaware of the impact and importance of agriculture on their daily lives. I have learned through TALL that by continually diversifying and increasing my knowledge base I can pass on this valuable information to both those in my immediate influence and to those in unreleated industries or markets.”

Cory Bruce
Amarillo, Texas
Vice President, Panhandle-Plains Land Bank; financing farm, ranch and recreational properties

“The TALL Program help to enable us to be the leaders in Agriculture locally, statewide, nationally and internationally on issues that affect all of us today in Ag. I was not fully aware of the issues we face today before starting the TALL program and it has been a humbling experience for me.”

Jeff Conner
Hewitt, Texas
District Manager, Retail Specialist, Land O’Lakes Purina Feed, LLC.

“TALL for me is , networking, comradery, education, and promoting agriculture. Of course all this was ruined for me when Dr. Jim had to wear the Gilligan hat in our nation’s capital.”

Ed Erwin
El Campo, Texas
Partner, El Campo Sheet Metal, LLC; beef cattle and hay

“I encourage anyone that hopes to make a lasting contribution to the agriculture or food industries to participate in TALL. TALL is an educational and thought-provoking experience that seeks to develop a cohesive and well informed group of professional leaders from an otherwise fractional and diverse industry.”

Clayton Henry
Vernon, Texas
Attorney and Co-Manager RMCH Farms and Camp Creek Ranch; beef cattle and wheat

“The TALL program has enabled me to become an effective leader with the knowledge of real issues that face rural Texas and the Agriculture industry. I look forward to giving back to Agriculture and my community the same way TALL has provided me with an amazing experience.”

Marc Shepard
Crawford, Texas
John Deere Crop Insurance Agent, Hargrove Crop Insurance

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