Friday, November 16, 2012

Clemon Montgomery, a Friend of Texas Agriculture

Clemon Montgomery, a dear friend of Texas agriculture and the Lone Star State, passed away yesterday leaving behind a legacy of service that immeasurably improved our great state.

Clemon was an inspiration to me, personally, and made an impact on my life and career. His dedication and commitment to Texas is a model for my generation and for generations to come. A graduate of Sam Houston State University who also attended graduate school at Texas Tech University, Clemon served 10 years as Chief Deputy to the Texas Commissioner of Agriculture. He also served on numerous boards and was a true champion of Future Farmers of America where his knowledge, care and enthusiasm helped shape the lives of countless young agriculturists.

Clemon’s numerous recognitions and professional accolades include the first-ever FFA Hall of Fame Award and the award of Outstanding Achievements in Agriculture, presented by the Texas Senate and House of Representatives.

People like Clemon are individually unique in their contagious passion. For Clemon, a job was not work, but rather a labor of love from which we all stand to benefit for generations to come. My prayers, thoughts and thanks go out to Clemon’s wife, Carolyn, and their sons. Your loved one left Texas a much better state.

To read more about Clemon’s many accomplishments, go here.

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