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!

2019-2020 Tour Schedule*

June 2019 (optional)
Washington DC Fly-in

June 2019 (required)
Orientation at TGFA Office - Fort Worth
TX Whiskey Tour - Fort Worth
Ardent Mills Tour- Fort Worth
DFW Area Regional Dinner  

July 2019
Cargill - Houston
Westway Feed Products - Houston
The Andersons - Houston                                                                    Houston Area Regional Dinner 

August 2019
Animal Science Products - Nacogdoches
TFP Nutrition - Nacogdoches
Nacogdoches  Area Regional Dinner 

October 2019
Texas Citrus Mutual - McAllen
Gavilon Grain - Progresso
McAllen Area Regional Dinner

January 2020
Capitol Visits with TGFA Board - Austin

April 22-24, 2020
122nd Annual Meeting & Expo - Rockwall
-registration for this event is not included in tuition fee 

*Schedule 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.

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.

REGISTRATION IS CURRENTLY OPEN, Click the link to complete registration form:

Emerging Leaders Program Sign Up 2020-21

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


Become an Emerging Leaders Sponsor to help us develop future leaders!