“What TALL Means to Me”


I always leave a session amazed at the quality of the program.  I know the experiences, contacts, and relationships made was well worth the time invested.

Brett Bamert, Vice President – Bamert Seed Company

TALL has been an experience that is welded in my heart forever. I now take the tools I’ve learned and share the values to everyone I meet!

Clifton Castle, Manager & Sales Consultant – Kunafin “The Insectary”

I have gained more applicable knowledge through the TALL Program than I did in all 4 years of undergraduate study, by far. It is an incredibly valuable opportunity.

Cody Harris, Texas State Representative, District 8

The TALL program has been pivotal in my growth as a person and professionally. This program has challenged me in many ways and has expanded my horizons. I would recommend this program for anyone looking for a challenge and an adventure.

Heath Reeves, Agronomist – BASF

TALL is the greatest opportunity for agriculture learning and networking that I have experienced.  We have had access to all types of agricultural production in various geographies and talked with numerous leaders as well as developing lifelong friendships with our TALL XV cohorts.

Jeff Sarchet, DVM, MPH, DACVPM, DABVP, Beef Senior Veterinarian – Zoetis

The TALL Program has given me an incredible opportunity to become an ambassador of agriculture by allowing me to participate in such an amazing experience. I have been fortunate to learn through the unique curriculum, investment, hard work, and dedication of those who believe and support such a remarkable program.

Kyle Watts, Branch Manager – Texas Farm Credit

The TALL program has taught me a lot about agriculture across the state, but most importantly, it’s taught me that the future of Ag in our great state is in good hands. Not only with my fellow cohort members, but with the families we’ve met across the country and in Texas who are deeply committed to sustaining rural communities and preserving agriculture’s many rich traditions.

Lauren Echols Decker, Executive Vice President – Rolling Plains Cotton Growers, Inc

Traveling to different geographical areas with my TALL family, I’ve been made aware of the shared challenges facing our rural citizens across the Country. Though I’ve always been driven to make a positive impact, I now have a confidence and understanding of the issues to use my strengths to make that vision a reality.

Lee Burton, Manager – Nail Ranch

The experiences and presenters have been first class with privileged access to few and admirable respect given to the TALL program. Thanks to all for the effort in making this program what it is today!

Ramon Alvarez, District Sales Manager & Seed Specialist – Golden Acres Genetics

Leadership and learning go hand in hand. The TALL program, through interesting and engaging sessions and a valuable network of alumni at one’s disposal, encourages not only lifetime leaders for the Texas ag industry but also lifetime learners.

Sarah Cortese Fitzgerald, Director of Communications- Capital Farm Credit

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