About Us


Texas Grain & Feed Association has more than 400 member firms that represent virtually every facet of the grain and feed industry.  From country elevators and retail feed stores to the export elevator and large integrated and commercial feed manufacturers, TGFA members are an integral part of the agriculture industry in Texas. The diverse membership strengthens our voice, which is represented in nearly every legislative district in Texas. TGFA provides an environment that promotes both social and professional interaction and fellowship, resulting in lifetime memberships and life long bonds. 


John Long
W.H. Nigh & Company, Inc.

Jerry Stephenson
First Vice Chairman 
Westway Feed Products

Scott Day
Second Vice Chairman 
Attebury Grain

Jay Brent
Gavilon Grain, LLC
Tappan Bailey
Frank Bailey Grain Co., Inc.
Fort Worth
Everett Lowe
Producers Coop Association
Kim Holcomb
Texas Ag Coop Council
Blaine Rotramel
Friona Industries, L.P.
Scot Vidrine
Capital Farm Credit
Wiley Sides
Morton Salt Company
Chris Yaklin
Gulf Coast Cooperative

Robert Braden
The Scoular Grain Company
Overland Park
Texas Grain & Feed Association was founded as the Texas Grain Dealers Association in 1898, making TGFA the oldest trade association in Texas. When TGFA begun, Texas had been a state for only 45 years and there were few state or federal government regulations or agencies affecting grain and feed trade. When members of the Association bought or sold grain and feed ingredients, it was often in very large quantities and confirmed with an oral agreement. Simple terminology such as freight rates and storage costs varied widely, making buying and selling difficult and inefficient. Texas Grain & Feed Association began with the mission to create order, trust, credibility and integrity and 117 years later we continue to adapt to industry changes and unite our members to create a better industry.

Meet the Staff          

Tara Artho
Tara is originally from the Texas Panhandle, growing up on a farm just outside of Wildorado. She graduated with a Radio, TV & Film degree from the University of North Texas in 2007. Following college she worked in production for a cluster of radio stations in Dallas, as well as working as a traffic anchor for several years. In September 2013 she joined TGFA as the Director of Communications & Public Relations, and is currently the President/CEO for TGFA.

Director of Communications & PR
Megan Giles


Megan is originally from Southwest Kansas, but has lived in Texas since 2005. She earned an AAS in Graphic Design from Amarillo College and a BBA from University of North Texas. She joined TGFA in September 2015 as Director of Communications and PR.

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