“Albert Thompson is a perfect candidate for this award because of his dedication to agriculture through many different venues in Nacogdoches, throughout Texas and nationally,” Jeannette Milstead, County Extension Agent-4-H and Youth Development, Texas AgriLife Extension Service, said.
Thompson grew up in
Thompson earned a Bachelor of Science, Master of Arts- Mid-Management and Superintendent Certification from SFA. While earning his credentials he accumulated 205 college hours of credit and was on the Dean’s honor roll several times.
Thompson taught vocational agriculture for 21 years and was a school principal and superintendent for 13 years in
He currently serves on the Texas Beef Council, the U.S. Meats Exports Federation Board and on the National Beef Cattlemen Association (NCBA) Board and has been a Master Mason since 1961.
“In the fall of 1959 Thompson discussed including steers as a part of the county fair with several
Thompson served six years as the District 9 Director of the Texas Farm Bureau, State Secretary-Treasurer of the Texas Farm Bureau, past president and vice president of the Nacogdoches County Farm Bureau, assisted in implementation of the Annual “Ag in The Classroom” event for 4th grade students in Nacogdoches and has been a member of Nacogdoches County Farm Bureau since 1957.
Albert has been the chairman of the Texas AgriLife Extension Service Beef and Forage Committee for several years and serves on the Leadership Advisory Board and the Animal Issues Committee for
“Albert is a true supporter of Extension attending Agriculture and 4-H events locally,” Milstead said.
Other involvement includes taking a role with Build East Texas events and programs and assisting Todd Staples in his Senate bid for the Texas Agriculture Commissioner, David Dewhurst for Lieutenant Governor and other rural politicians.
Thompson and wife Deanna are successful beef cattle producers and timber growers in
For his efforts, Thompson has received numerous awards including the Honorary Lone Star Degree, the Honorary American FFA Degree, and the V.A. Bill Clements Memorial Award for Outstanding Leadership in Agriculture, 2010 Man of the Year for District 5 TCAAA, District 9 Pioneer Award from Texas Farm Bureau in 2009.