Stephanie Kay Bradley-Fryer, Stamford -Attorney focusing on various aspects of agricultural law, estate planning, estate administration, and real estate transactions. Also, co-owner of Fryer Cattle Company,  a cow-calf operation in Texas and Southwest Oklahoma.






Travis  Britt, Cedar Creek- Chief Horticulturist and Nursery Business Unit Manager for Pecan Grove Farms and Nursery







Casey  Crabtree, Amarillo-Business Manager of Cargill Animal Nutrition’s Ruminant Enterprise Group, focusing on nutritional feedlot consulting and manufacturing of feedlot mineral supplements. 4th generation cattle rancher.





Jessica  Escobar, Austin- Texas Department of Agriculture, Assistant General Counsel for Legislative Affairs & Trade and Business Development. Also serves as a liaison to commodity and agency stakeholders to promote agriculture and global initiatives.





Sarah  Franklin, Pleasanton- Texas Farm Credit Branch Manager. Texas Farm Credit serves 100 counties – from the Red River to the Rio Grande Valley and from Central Texas to the Piney Woods






Steven  Hayes, Springtown -Senior Director of Marketing and Membership with the American  Paint Horse Association






DeLinda Hicklen, Ropesville- Co-owner and agent with Taylor Crop Insurance and partner in Hicklen Farms JV, growing cotton in four counties in West Texas.






Colt  Hoffmann, Reagan -Attorney and Owner of Hoffmann Cattle Co., a family owned ranching operation that has over 50 years experience breeding top quality Corriente cattle






Rob  Hughes, Huntington -Executive Director of Texas Forestry Association, A 100 year old conservation organization of members that serves the broad needs of forest landowners, producers, and consumers by promoting a positive economic, social, and political climate to advance forestry in Texas.





Preston Ingram, Sulphur Springs -Director of Agriculture Operations, Hageman Group. The Texas farming operation produces all commercial crops including, wheat, corn, soybeans, milo, sorghum, rice, and alfalfa





Kristin Lambrecht, The Woodlands -Texas Department of Agriculture, Field Representative. Ambassador for TDA’s GO TEXAN marketing, rural economic development and young farmer grant programs.





Michael Lawrence, Earth -Partner / Farm Manager – Caprock Dairy and D&M Farms. Milk 9,500 cows and farm 7,500 acres to supply feed to the dairy






Sara  Lemoine Knox , Coleman -Owner, Sara Lemoine Knox Law Firm. Handles a broad spectrum of legal matters, including agricultural and water rights issues; and real estate transactions






Kassidy  Martin, Stamford- Senior Loan Officer Central TX Farm Credit, Haskell office: serves Baylor, Haskell, Jones, Knox & Stonewall counties financing farm/ranch land, agribusinesses, homes &  recreational property livestock, equipment, and operating needs





Matthew  Okeson, Dallas Procurement Manager for LALA U.S., Inc. LALA U.S. produces value-added dairy products under many brands including LALA, Promised Land Dairy, Frusion, Skim Plus and Nordica.






Liza  Parker, Temple- Policy Analyst/Project Manager for the Texas State Soil & Water Conservation Board; a state agency that administers soil & water conservation law & coordinates conservation programs







James Plyler, Austin -Wholesale grower of native and adapted landscape plant material. Customers include retail nurseries, landscape design and installation companies, landscape architecture firms, cities and municipalities across Texas.




Katy  Slough, Gruver- Co-Owner – Gruver Ag Supply. Offering a comprehensive range of agricultural products and services, we proudly serve Hansford, Sherman, Hutchinson, and Moore counties






Seth  Sowder, Sudan—Agent-Lance Insurance Agency, specializing in crop insurance and farm & ranch insurance.  Operates a dryland grain sorghum and cotton farm in Bailey and Lamb counties






Matt  Thomas, Abbott- Branch Manager for AgTexas Farm Credit in Hillsboro, TX providing financing for land, cattle, crops, and equipment for farm and ranches, as well as recreational property.  Also, runs a small coastal hay operation in Hill County.





James  Uhl, Ft. McKavett- Asst. Manager- J.P. Family Limited Partnership-Powell Ranches;   Hereford/Angus Cattle, Ram-bouillet Seedstock/Feeder Lambs, Wool/Mohair Warehouse, Hunting, Mineral mgmt. & wheat





John  Van de Pol, Amherst- Partner, Red Rock Dairy & Owner, Cap Rock Farms; milks 3,000 cows, heifer replacement program, farms has 2,000 acres of corn, triticale, sorghum, canola and black eye peas







Robert Ward, Wallis- VP, Relations Manager for Capital Farm Credit. Directly lends money to farmers, ranchers, rural property owners and ag-businesses. Raises quarter horses and Corriente cattle





Leanne Wiley, Wallis—Rangeland Management Specialist – United States Department of  Agriculture – Natural Resources Conservation Service. NRCS provides farmers and ranchers  with financial/technical assistance






Travis Wilson, Decatur- Owner- Wilson Land & Cattle LLC., Wilson Farms, Wilson Sod Farm, Wilson Farms Canada. Cow/Calf, Sod  and wheat farming operation with straw supplied for Monterrey Mushrooms

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