Our Journey

In 1987 the Texas FFA Association, ATAT, 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

  • 277,238+
    Students Enrolled in Agricultural Science Course in Texas
  • 175,011+
    Texas FFA Members
  • 2,500+
    Texas Ag Science Teachers
  • 1,100+
    FFA Chapters in Texas

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


  • Mitchell Dale - Chairman
    McRee Ford
    Dickinson, Texas
  • Bruce Cobb - Vice Chairman
    Executive Vice President of Production
    Certified Angus Beef
    Wooster, Ohio
  • Rex Isom - Secretary
    Executive Director
    Texas Soil & Water Conservation
    Temple, Texas
  • Ray Pieniazek - Treasurer
    Executive Director
    Austin, Texas

  • Chris Britton
    Managing Director
    Caddo Associates
    Austin, Texas
  • Keith Cline
    CEO & Founder
    Leecrest Holdings
    Southlake, Texas
  • Courtney Dyer
    Director of Marketing
    Priefert Mfg., Inc.
    Mt. Pleasant, Texas
  • Cleo Franklin
    Franklin Strategic Solutions
    Houston, Texas
  • Wayne Goldberg
    Dallas, TX
  • Victor Guerra
    La Muneca Cattle Co.
    Linn, Texas
  • Hon. Brooks Hagler
    District Judge
    Anson, Texas
  • Dewey Hukill
    Farmer / Rancher
    Olton, Texas
  • Dan Hunter
    Assistant Commissioner for Water and Rural Affairs
    Texas Department of Agriculture
    Austin, Texas
  • Jennifer Jackson
    Executive Director
    Texas FFA Association
    Austin, Texas
  • Tom Johnson
    Encino Landscape Inc.
    Owner of Chocktaw Ranch
    Cleveland, Texas
  • Karissa Jones
    Strategic Account Manager
    Pest Control, Turf & Ornamental
  • Paul Jordan
    Sneed, Vine, and Perry
    Georgetown, Texas
  • Traylor Lenz
    Texas FFA Association
    Board of Directors
    Angleton, Texas
  • Bo Linnartz
    Owner / Attorney
    3S Services
    Carrizo Springs, Texas
  • Joe Monteleone
    Fort Worth, Texas
  • Dusty Moore
    President/ CEO
    Lubbock, Texas
  • Tommy Neyland
    Vice President & Branch Manager
    Community National Bank
    Buffalo, Texas
  • Troy Oliver
    President - ATAT Board of Directors
    Sealy, Texas
  • Justin Ransom, Ph.D.
    Sr. Director - Sustainable Food Strategy
    Tyson Inc.
    Springdale, Arkansas
  • Dan Taylor
    Farmer / Businessman
    Ropesville, Texas
  • Gary VanDeaver
    State Representative
    Texas House of Representatives
    Dist. 1
    New Boston, Texas
  • Tom Ziglar
    Ziglar Inc.
    Dallas, Texas

  • Les Hudson
    Director of Agriculture, Food & Natural Resources
    Texas Education Agency
    Austin, Texas
  • Steve Mosley
    President - Texas Past State Officers
    Austin, Texas
  • Kelly White
    President - Texas FFA Alumni Association
    Austin, Texas
  • Sandra Choate
    President - Texas Young Farmers Association
    Malakoff, Texas
Summer Leadership Team

  • Torri McClellen
    Sr. Intern - Texas FFA Foundation
    Odem, Texas
  • Mattison Smith
    Jr. Intern - Texas FFA Foundation
    Quitman, Texas
  • Davin Sockwell
    Sr. Ambassador
    Coordinator - Texas FFA Foundation
    Huntsville, Texas
  • Lili Hunt
    Jr. Ambassador
    Coordinator - Texas FFA Foundation
    Frisco, Texas
  • Avery Killough
    Sr. Brand Coordinator
    Texas FFA Foundation
    Van, Texas
  • Lincoln Ellis
    Jr. Brand Coordinator
    Texas FFA Foundation
    Mt. Pleasant, Texas

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