Emerging Leaders Program

Want to learn more about Texas agribusiness? TGFA’s Emerging Leaders Program is designed to improve the leadership skills of Texas agribusiness men and women. We accomplish that through three broad primary objectives:

  • to increase member understanding and knowledge of Texas Grain & Feed Association’s mission, programs and services;
  • to increase member understanding of the state and federal legislative and regulatory process; and
  • to improve member understanding of Texas Agribusiness across the state.

This program has no age restrictions but is limited to a class of ten. Visit Facebook to see all the excitement from past tours and watch as current tours ensue!

2023-2024 Emerging Leaders

Sarah Parker // Attebury Grain
Amanda Kelly // Flometrix
Lydia Ballard // Hi-Pro Feeds
Jenna Lewis // Hi-Pro Feeds
Dakota Heathcock // Marshall Minerals
Annalies Mobley // Pinnacle Premix
Elliot Bibb // Wenglar Ag and Industrial
Garrett Fish // Westway Feed Products 

2023-2024 Tour Schedule*

June 20-22 // DC Fly In (Optional)

June // DFW-- Orientation

July // El Campo/ Gonzales

August // Nacogdoches

November // Lubbock

February // Austin

April // Rockwall -- 126th Annual Meeting & Expo

*Schedule is subject to change



The program runs from June – April and requires attendance at Orientation, the Annual Meeting and at least two other tours. Participants will be recognized at the Annual Meeting upon completion of the program. Must be a current TGFA member to enter this program.

Email Madison at [email protected] for more information.

Tuition: $500 
Covers cost of meals and program incidentals. 

Other Costs 
Participants are responsible for travel costs, hotels and Annual Meeting registration.

Should employment change during the course of the program, entitlement to the ELP slot will be at TGFA President discretion. No refunds are given for any reason.

Have a headshot and bio prepared to upload when completing the registration form. Both will be used in a TGFA News Member Spotlight. 


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