Our Journey

In 1987 the Texas FFA Association, VATAT, Texas FFA Alumni and Texas FFA Young Farmers undertook a coordinated effort to advance agriculture education and Texas FFA programs. The Texas FFA Foundation was formed.

Since then, we've grown quite a bit. We recognize that, by bringing the Texas FFA experience to a whole new generation, the Texas FFA Foundation had a unique opportunity. By working with affiliate organizations, we could define the public's understanding of personal and economic value of agricultural science education and the Texas FFA.

Over the past 30 years the Texas FFA Foundation has grown, as has it's impact to strengthen agricultural science education and the Texas FFA. We proudly help each student develop their potential for growth, career success and leadership in a global marketplace.

Texas FFA - By The Numbers

  • 188,135
    Students Enrolled in Agricultural Science Course in Texas
  • 123,000
    Texas FFA Members
  • + 2,000
    Texas Ag Science Teachers
  • 1,068
    FFA Chapters in Texas

The Texas FFA Foundation Board of Directors provides strategic counsel for the organization

Officers

  • Mitchell Dale - Vice Chairman
    President
    McRee Ford
    Dickson, Texas
  • Stan Ray - Secretary
    Chief Administrative Officer
    Farm Credit Bank
    Austin, Texas
  • Barney McClure - Treasurer
    Executive Director
    VATAT
    Austin, Texas
Members

  • Brian Bolton
    COO
    Antelliq
    London, England
  • Keith Cline
    President / CEO
    La Quinta Holdings, Inc.
    Irving, Texas
  • Bruce Cobb
    General Manager
    Consolidated Beef Producers
    Canyon, Texas
  • Joel Cowley
    President / CEO
    Houston Livestock Show & Rodeo
    Houston, Texas
  • Cleo Franklin
    VP - Marketing and Strategic Planning
    Mahindra USA
    Houston, Texas
  • Wayne Goldberg
    Consultant
    Southlake, Texas
  • Victor Guerra
    La Muneca Cattle Company
    Linn, Texas
  • Hon. Brooks Hagler
    District Judge
    Anson, Texas
  • Dewey Hukill
    Farmer / Rancher
    Texas Farm Bureau
    Olton, Texas
  • Rex Isom
    Executive Director
    Texas Soil & Water Conservation
    Temple, Texas
  • Paul Jordan
    Attorney
    Sneed, Vine and Perry
    Georgetown, Texas
  • Austin Large
    Executive Director
    Texas FFA Association
    Austin, Texas
  • Bo Linnartz
    Owner / Attorney
    3S Services
    Carrizo Springs, Texas
  • Eddie Priefert
    President
    Priefert Farm & Ranch Equipment
    Mt. Pleasant, Texas
  • Michael Meadows
    President - Vocational Agriculture
    Teachers Association of Texas Board of Directors
    Houston, Texas
  • Joe Monteleone
    CPA / Executive Director
    Morris Foundation
    Fort Worth, Texas
  • Dusty Moore
    President - iCEV Division
    CEV Multimedia, Ltd.
    Lubbock, Texas
  • Tommy Neyland
    Vice President & Brand Manager
    Community National Bank
    Buffalo, Texas
  • Ray Pieniazek
    President
    Texas FFA Association Board of Directors
    San Antonio, Texas
  • Justin Ransom, Ph.D.
    Sr. Director, Sustainable Food Strategy
    Tyson, Inc.
    Springdale, Arkansas
  • Brad Snyder
    President
    New Scope Marketing
    Granbury, Texas
  • Dan Taylor
    Farmer / Businessman
    Ropesville, Texas
  • Ron Whitson
    Director of Agriculture, Food & Natural Resources
    Texas Agriculture Agency
    Austin, Arkansas
  • Tom Ziglar
    CEO
    Ziglar, Inc.
    Dallas, Texas
Looking For an Internship?

The Texas FFA Foundation offers an internship to a college student interested in gaining a unique perspective on our organization through work with the Dallas Host Committee, sponsors, stake holders and dignitaries. The internship is an excellent exposure to leaders in the agricultural education family as well as city leaders, corporate sponsors and other visiting VIPs.

The Texas FFA Foundation internship program is a two-year commitment which has proven to be a successful model for the intern and process. Interns will serve as "junior" interns in their first year and then "senior" intern — leading the program — in their second.

Contact the Texas FFA Foundation

  • 614 E 12th Street
  • Austin, TX 78701
  • Tel. 512.480.8047
Still have questions? Please email info@texasffafoundation.org

For more information about Texas Agricultural Science Education, the Texas FFA or sponsorships

614 East 12th Street, Austin, TX 78701