“What TALL Means to Me”


“The TALL program is the most comprehensive leadership development program of its kind. This program presents an opportunity to each graduate, from the farm laborer to the policymaker, to find common ground in order to reach a common goal.”

Wes Chandler- Garrison, TX
K. L. Barton & Sons
Lightning C Cattle


“The TALL Program has expanded my knowledge of the Agricultural Sector, and has given me a diverse look at issues, challenges, and opportunities that we face on a global level.”

Eric Turpen-Littlefield, TX
Clift Land Brokers


“It’s a great honor to be a part of the TALL alumni.  The diversity of people, locations and experiences truly set this program apart.  With Dr. Mazurkiewicz’s leadership and the positive impact of my fellow classmates, this program has widened my view of the world and the role that agriculture plays in it.  I now have even more passion to tell the story of agriculture to all those that I meet.”

Matt Gruhlkey- Amarillo, TX
Attebury Grain, LLC

“The TALL program is superior to any leadership training I have experienced both personally and professionally.  The relationships created and the exposure to local, state, national and international agriculture is something I will cherish and value for a lifetime!”

Travis Thorne- Bowie, TX
Capital Farm Credit


“What an honor to be a part of such a great program. The depth of knowledge base acquired during the past two years, as well as the contacts both within the class and during seminars, have been irreplaceable.”

Matt Davis-Muleshoe, TX
Wilbur Ellis Company


“I have thoroughly enjoyed getting to know my classmates, and meeting so many leaders in the Ag industry. I know that the future of agriculture resides in the hands of many great people, and we have a responsibility to share our love of Ag with others, so they understand and support ag as well.”

Michelle Moore-Kelton, TX
Owner/Partner in Grow Moore, LLC, &  Moore Farms


“TALL not only delivers a unique look at the many facets of agriculture across Texas and beyond, but also provides excellent networking opportunities with some our most influential policy makers and industry leaders.”

Cody White-Lubbock, TX
CoBank, ACB, Relationship Manager –
Regional Agribusiness Banking Group


“The perspective and experiences that TALL has exposed me to has helped me see and understand several industries, politics, consumers and situations from different views. This has helped me to become a better leader and to make stronger positive, decisions within my business and personal life.”

Blaine Junfin-Quemado, TX
Kunafin “The Insectary”


“TALL has been a once in a lifetime learning opportunity. I’m grateful for the new concepts, knowledge and friends I have gained through the program.”

Rebecca Rivers-Lubbock, TX
Rivers Ranch


“The TALL program is such a success because of all the hard work Dr. Jim and Jackie dedicate to it. I cherish all of the relationships built along the way with classmates and presenters. Also, I’m blessed to have experienced other areas of the country and world to learn how they operate.”

Zane Nicholson-Blooming Grove, TX
Co-Owner/Operator of 3 N Farms


“The TALL program has been a great educational platform for me. I have been able to see and experience things that I would have only been able to do through this program. It has challenged me to become a better leader in my company and industry.”

Jonah Parker-Cedar Park, TX
Scott’s Miracle-Gro 

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