A group of community leaders took part in the 2015 Nacogdoches County Ag Tour this week.
Included were, front row from left, Manuel Martinez, Texas Dept. of Agriculture; G.W. Neal and Roy Mills, Texas Small Farmers & Ranchers; J.R. and Debbie Kirk, Nacogdoches Master Gardeners. Back row, from left, Jessica Henderson, Nacogdoches County Chamber of Commerce board chair and Hospice of East Texas; Daniel Alders, office of Senator Ted Cruz; William Price, Heritage Land Bank; Louellen Lowe, office of Senator John Cornyn; Ricky Thompson, Nacogdoches County Agrilife Extension; Judge Mike Perry, Nacogdoches County; Roy Boldon, City of Nacogdoches; Corrie Marsh, SFASU and Charles Moore, Texas Small Farmers & Ranchers.
Not pictured: Ray Mitchum, Nacogdoches County Chamber board and M&S Pharmacy; Scarlett Sloane, Chamber board and Raymond James, and Bruce R. Partain, Chamber.
The group toured Pilgrims Pride and Texas Farm Products to learn more about our agriculture-based economy, and the value-added food-product manufacturers within the community.
Lunch was furnished by Heritage Land Bank and transportation by Stephen F. Austin State University.
Photo by Bruce R. Partain
The event was organized by Nacogdoches County agent Ricky Thompson.
Click to download the event flier.
* 8:00 a.m. - Meet at Expo Center * coffee, Kolaches and donuts
* 9:00 a.m. - Depart for first stop on the tour
* 9:15 a.m. - Pilgrim's Pride Corp
* 10:30 a.m. - Texas Farm Products
* 12 p.m. - Lunch at the Expo Sponsored by Heritage Land Bank
* 1:00 p.m. Adjourn
The tour is sponsored by Pilgrim's Pride and Star Pro Premium.
The Annual Appreciation and Awards Banquet will be held April 7, 2015 at 6:00 p.m. at Nacogdoches County Civic Center to honor our Agricultural Industry in County. Contact the Nacogdoches County Chamber of Commerce for ticket informaiton - 936-560-5533.