The Governor Dolph Briscoe Jr. Texas Agricultural Lifetime Leadership Program, TALL, has selected 26 professionals as part of Cohort XVIII.

A logo that says Governor Dolph Briscoe Jr. TALL Texas Agricultural Lifetime Leadership in red, white and blue

TALL is a two-year program led by the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service and provides an intensive study of agriculture worldwide, helping equip industry professionals to become leaders in their fields, said Jim Mazurkiewicz, Ph.D., program director, Bryan-College Station.

TALL is a competitive leadership development program that includes seminars with experts, on-site visits, meetings with business and government leaders, international study and personal improvement skills.

Equivalency to graduate degree

“The program invests 470 hours of intensive training per person through seminars, speakers and domestic and international study trips over two years,” Mazurkiewicz said. “The class time is equivalent to obtaining a master’s degree in agriculture.”

Participants are represented from a cross section of professional interests including traditional crop producers, ranchers, bankers and attorneys, as well as those who work in lumber, food processing, agricultural corporations and horticultural industries from all geographic regions of Texas.

TALL XVIII Cohort members for 2022-2024 are:

  • Daniel Alders, Tyler, Smith County.
  • Lance Barnett, Tuscola, Taylor County.
  • Brandon Benton, Bishop, Nueces County.
  • Jayci Bishop, Post, Lynn County.
  • Jennifer Bremer, Manor, Travis County.
  • Jon Cluck, Ozona, Crockett County.
  • James Dangelmayr, Muenster, Cooke County.
  • Mauricio Garcia, McAllen, Hidalgo County.
  • Robyn Lemon, College Station, Brazos County.
  • Reina Lewis, Lubbock, Lubbock County.
  • Mark Limon, Harlingen, Cameron County.
  • Thomas McNutt, Corsicana, Navarro County.
  • Rhett Rabenaldt, Point, Rains County.
  • Tyler Randolph, Amarillo, Potter County.
  • Jacyln Roberts, Dallas, Dallas County.
  • Kodie Sageser, Kress, Hale County.
  • Courtney Schmidt, Victoria, Victoria County.
  • Tillery Sims, Lubbock, Lubbock County.
  • Ryan Skrobarczyk, Round Rock, Williamson County.
  • Andrew Sprague, Lubbock, Lubbock County.
  • Addie Stone, Austin, Travis County.
  • Zane Thornton, La Vernia, Wilson County.
  • Jake Troutt, Court, Johnson County.
  • Trent Tyson, Canyon, Randall County.
  • Darrell White, Armstrong, Kenedy County.
  • Jessup Yeaman, Uvalde, Uvalde County.
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