COLLEGE STATION — Bob Stallman, president of the Texas Farm Bureau, has received the Friend of Texas A&M Agriculture Award from the Agriculture Program of the Texas A&M University System.
The honor was presented to Stallman during the farm bureau’s annual meeting on Nov. 29 in Corpus Christi.
The Friend of Texas A&M Agriculture Award was established in 1994 to recognize individuals and organizations who provide excellent service and support to the Texas A&M Agriculture Program.
Dr. Edward Hiler, vice chancellor for agriculture and life sciences with the A&M System and director of the Texas Agricultural Extension Service, said Stallman is a friend not only to the Texas A&M University System, but also to the citizens of Texas.
He said Stallman provides yeoman service to the farmers, ranchers and citizens of the state.
“Bob is a life member of the University of Texas Ex-Student’s Association and does not have educational ties to A&M,” Hiler said. “His ties are linked to his commitment to improve Texas agriculture.”
Stallman was appointed by Gov. George W. Bush to the Citizen’s Committee on Property Tax Relief in 1996, and he also served on the U.S. House Agriculture Committee’s Commission on 21st Century Production Agriculture in 1996.
Stallman is an active member of the Texas A&M College of Agriculture and Life Sciences Development Council. He was co-chair of the Executive Committee of the Texas Agriculture Summit and a member of the Executive Committee of the Texas Rice Task Force. Stallman also served on the National Center for Food and Agricultural Policy Working Group on Farm Prices and Income in Washington, D.C.
A third-generation rice farmer, Stallman graduated from the University of Texas in 1974. He plans to run for the office of American Farm Bureau president in January.