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!

2018-19 Tour Schedule*

June 12-14, 2018 (optional)
Washington DC Fly-in

June 18-19, 2018 (required)
Orientation at TGFA Office - Fort Worth
TX Whiskey Tour - Fort Worth
BNSF Railway - Fort Worth
DFW Regional Dinner  

July 12-13, 2018
Lone Star Grain - Caldwell
Producers Cooperative Association - Bryan
Bryan/College Station Area Regional Dinner

September 25-26, 2018
United Salt Mines - Carlsbad, NM
White Energy/ADM - Hereford
Friona Industries Randall Co. Feedyard - Hereford 
Amarillo Area Regional Dinner 

October 31-November 1, 2018
5B Farms (fish farm) - Inez
Port of Corpus Christi
Corpus Christi Regional Dinner with TACC

January 2019
Austin Capitol Tour & Legislative Overview
Dinner with TGFA Board of Directors

April 3-5, 2019 (required)
121th Annual Meeting & Expo - Austin 
-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 CLOSED: email rae@tgfa.com to be notified when registration opens for the next class in 2019-2020.

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!