Friday, January 23, 2009

Recognizing Leaders in Texas Agriculture

Texas prides itself on great leadership. From Sam Houston and Stephen F. Austin to Sam Rayburn and Lyndon B. Johnson, to George H. W. Bush and George W. Bush, we have a history of powerful and dedicated individuals who have shaped our state and country.

Texas Agricultural Lifetime Leadership, or TALL, is an outstanding program sponsored by AgriLife Extension Service at Texas A&M University that recruits young, talented adults from across Texas and exposes them to a rigorous two year competitive leadership development program. Through seminars with experts, on-site tours, meetings with business and government leaders, international study and more, TALL helps shape future leaders who will make positive contributions to the agriculture industry.

These Texans will influence the present and future of Texas. We must remember service and giving back are fundamental to the development of a successful Texas. I am grateful to our future leaders who are involved in TALL for their dedication and ambition.

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