TALL XVIII Application

Applications for Cohort XVIII


**Applications for TALL XIX will open

September 2024**

The Governor Dolph Briscoe Jr., Texas Agricultural Lifetime Leadership (TALL) program is designed for men and women in the early stages of their leadership careers. Each cohort consists of at least 24 people, with preference given to applicants who are associated with agriculture. Participants come from every sector of agriculture and all parts of Texas.

Candidates apply for admission indicating their reasons for wanting to participate. Successful candidates have demonstrated leadership potential and willingness to serve in decision making roles upon completing the program.

Interested applicants may download the application and submit it via email or standard/courier mail to the address below:

EMAIL:  jim.mazurkiewicz@ag.tamu.edu 

Standard : Jim Mazurkiewicz, PhD| TALL Program | 2137 TAMU | College Station, TX 77843

Courier: Jim Mazurkiewicz, PhD | TALL Program | 600 John Kimbrough BLVD. Room 249 | College Station, TX 77843

**Note: You will need Adobe Reader to view this application.   For a free version of Adobe® Acrobat® Reader click here. Applicants who have the full Adobe Acrobat Software can download the application from the website, save and enter the data in the fields and save the file to email or to print and mail.**


FILLABLE-TALL XVIII 2022-2024 Application


Application Checklist

A-D – Application Agreement

E – Application

F- Employer Statement







(*ALL Dates Subject to Change Due to Any Unforeseen Circumstances*)

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