Ramon Alvarez-Rio Hondo, District sales manager and seed specialist for Golden Acres Genetics focusing on corn and grain sorghum.  Also, manages a beef cattle & wildlife operation and a farm producing grain sorghum, corn, cotton and hay.






Brett Bamert- Muleshoe, Vice President of Bamert Seed Company specializing in providing over 500 species of native grasses and wildflowers for prairie restoration and wildlife industries throughout the United States.





Jennifer Blackburn– Shallowater, External Affairs  Director for the National Sorghum Producers and United  Sorghum Checkoff Program. Communications Specialist for Blackburn Farms, a family farm    producing  beef cattle, sheep, wheat, grain sorghum and hay.





April Bonds- Saginaw, Operations & Market Strategist for Bonds Ranch, a cow/calf, stocker and beef feeding operation with a farming operation that produces corn, soybeans and hay.




Lee Burton– Albany, Manager of Nail Ranch, a cow/calf and stocker operation, a wildlife management    program and a farming operation producing wheat.







Clifton Castle – Lubbock, Manager & Sales Consultant for Kunafin “The Insectary”, a family owned and  operated supplier of fly parasites to cattle feedlots, dairy, poultry, horse, hog and kennel operations.





Sarah Cortese -Lubbock, Director of Communications for Capital Farm Credit, a member owned cooperative serving agriculture and rural Texas.  Also, partner in a family owned farming and ranching operation producing alfalfa and beef cattle.




Patrick Dudley– Elgin, Special Assistant to Texas   Agriculture Commissioner and Government Liaison for the Texas Department of Agriculture.  Family involvement with ranches include Dudley Brothers Registered Herefords, 4J Ranch, and Hardin View Farm.





Lauren   Echols Decker-Stamford, Director of Operations for Muleshoe Ranch, a family operation   producing purebred Hereford and Angus cattle, wheat and hay.





Grant Groene– Lubbock, Technical Product Manager for DuPont Pioneer responsible for the High Plains, South Plains and Coastal Plains of the U.S.  Also, partner in a family owned operation producing wheat, grain sorghum and alfalfa.



Shane Halfmann– College Station , Agronomic Research Manager for Monsanto responsible for central and south Texas focusing on corn, grain sorghum and cotton.  Also, a partner in a family operation producing cotton, wheat and beef cattle.




Cody Harris– Palestine, President/Broker of Liberty Land & Ranch specializing in farm & ranch sales and provides consultation to landowners on row crop production, beef cattle and wildlife management in   Texas and Oklahoma.




Lacee Hoelting– Lubbock , Executive Director of the Bayer Museum of Agriculture focusing on agriculture education and advocacy. Also, co-owner of H Bar Cattle Company, a commercial Angus beef cattle operation.





Scott Irlbeck– Lubbock, Owner and operator of Irlbeck farms producing wheat and grain sorghum.





John Coleman Locke– Hungerford, Partner and Operator of the Locke Division of JD Hudgins,               a purebred Brahman cattle operation and partner/operator of Healthy Livestock, LLC, a premium livestock supplement supplier for SweetPro  Feed and Vitaferm.




Josh Louder- Bedford, Regional Sales Manager for Koch Agronomic Service, a division of Koch Industries, Inc. and responsible for managing Ag Chem products for production agriculture.





Daniel Luehrs– Corpus Christi, Field Representative for Edcot Co-op Gin Company in the Coastal Bend region providing consulting on varieties and marketing strategies.





Alicia Meinzer- Weatherford, Associate Attorney for Eggleston King, LLP, Co-owner/manager of Meinzer Livestock, a cutting horse and beef cattle operation, LLC and partner in the Daughetry Ranch, a family owned operation producing beef cattle.




Thomas Miller– Brashear, Loan Officer for Texas Farm Credit, a customer owned cooperative that finances  agricultural production, rural land, agribusiness needs and country homes.  Also, owner and operator of Esperanza Jerseys, a dairy operation.




Heath Reeves– Corpus Christi, Regional Agronomist for Bayer CropScience, focusing on cotton and         soybeans in South and East Texas.





Jeffrey Sarchet– Decatur, Beef Technician Veterinarian for Zoetis, Inc., the world’s largest producer of    medicine and vaccinations for pets and livestock.





Kyle Watts– Tyler, Branch Manager for Texas Farm Credit, a customer-owned cooperative that finances  agricultural production, rural land, agribusiness needs and country homes.





Remi Wright- Weimar, Regional Sales Manager for Biopesticide Sales, Certis, USA providing services to producers that produce fruit, vegetable and tree crops

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