COLLEGE STATION – Twenty-six business people have been chosen for the Texas Agriculture Lifetime Leadership program to comprise its Class XIII.
The two-year program, led by the Texas AgriLife Extension Service, is an intensive study of agriculture worldwide that equips people in the agriculture industry to become leaders in their fields.
“Given the critical issues facing agriculture today, there is a need to provide an intensive leadership enhancement opportunity for a promising new generation of leaders,” said Dr. Jim Mazurkiewicz, director of the program also known as TALL.
The course focuses on international communications, ecology, government, policy, economics, social issues and education opportunities, he said.
Participants, who represent 19 communities across Texas, will begin meeting in College Station on July 10 with sessions on team dynamics and agricultural research tours. During the next two years, the group will visit all regions of the state as well as Washington D.C., Maryland, New York, California and Brazil.
Mazurkiewicz said each TALL class is exposed to the intricacies of state and national agriculture and travels to at least one foreign country to gain perspective on agriculture worldwide.
For more information about TALL, seehttp://tall.tamu.edu/.
The 2012-14 TALL participants by hometown are:
Amarillo – Kody Bessent, Bryan Clift, Casey Cook, Robert Wade King
Austin – Jesse Womack
Ben Wheeler – Kevin Proctor
Canyon – Jason Avent
Corpus Christi – Jon Mixson
Edroy- Debra Barrett
Elkhart – Linda Galayda
Groom – Brady Miller
Gruver – Timothy Heath Hill
Houston- Kelley Sullivan
Lubbock – Mary Jane Buerkle, Shelley Heinrich, Lindsay Kennedy, Eric Wanjura
Malakoff – Matthew Tyler
McKinney – Brant Mettler
Muleshoe- Kelly Kettner, Joe OsterKamp
Ozona – Sally Oglesby Harris
Red Oak – Jeremy Seiger
Rosenberg – Brodrey Chase Tyndell
Stephenville – Brandon Grooms
Woodlands– Dr. Mark Slavens