Welcome to Texas Ag Industries Association

TAIA Vision Statement

To be the Premier Agricultural Industry Association for Texas

Upcoming events

TAIA Summer Meeting
August 3rd – 5th
Fredericksburg, TX

Wednesday,  August 4
3:30  Executive Committee Meeting
4:30 -5:30 Registration
5:30- Welcome Reception
Dinner (On your own)
7:30  Fun Night Games to Raise Funds for FACT Fund

Thursday, August 5
7:00- 8:30  Breakfast provided courtesy of TAIA
8:30    Welcome
8:45    Board Meeting Called Order
9:14    Temporary Adjournment of Board Meeting
9:15    Administrative Committee – Chair James Hopkins
10:00   Regional Meetings Committee – Nathan Hlavinka
10:45   Re-open Board Meeting To discuss Administrative and Regional Committee Reports
11:30   Temporarily Adjourn Meeting For Lunch
11:30   Break for Lunch (On your own)
1:30   Conference Committee – Lynae Austin
2:15   Marketing / Membership –  Scott Piercy
3:00   Governmental & Regulatory – Randy Stephens
3:45   Adjourn for the day
3:45   Nominating Committee Meeting (Closed to only Past Chairman)
4:00   Snacks & Drinks
6:30   Ribeye Dinner
7:30   Resume Fun Night Games to Raise Funds for FACT Fund

Friday, August 6
7:00- 8:30  Breakfast  provided courtesy of TAIA
8:30  Re-open Board Meeting to discuss Conference, Marketing / Membership, and Governmental / Regulatory Committee Reports
Any Other Unfinished Business
Meeting Rap Up
Adjourn

 

TAIA News

2022 Regional Meetings

At the Annual Conference Board Meeting it was decided that we would plan on doing four regional meetings in person this year.  The meetings are planned for Lubbock, Salado, El Campo and Dumas.  In the coming weeks we will be holding the planning meetings for each meeting to decide on topics and speakers.  If you are not on one of the Regional Planning Committees and would like to help develop the agenda, please send me your name with the regional planning meeting or meetings you would like to attend so I can add you to the contact list.

 

 

 

TAIA New Leadership
At the TAIA Annual Conference Board Meeting Justin Bellar with Texas Producers Coop was elected Board Chairman, Troy Miller with Bayer Crop Science was elected Vice Chairman and Josh Louder with Helm Ag Products was elected Secretary / Treasurer.
We would like to thank Lynae Austin for serving two years as TAIA Chairman. Lynae will remain on the board for the next year serving as Past Chairman.
Also, at the 2022 TAIA Annual Conference Business Meeting Cody Hurdt with CHS Agronomics and Keith Mcllvain with Farley Farm Supply were elected to serve on the TAIA Board.
Two board members Rosty Walker with Inter-Chem and Jim Farley with Farley Farm Supply went off the board after serving two three-year terms. These two board members will be greatly missed on the board.
If you get a chance, please thank the new board officers and new and old board members for their commitment to serve our association.

 

Randy Stephens, Scott Piercy, Toby Hlavinka, Matt Murphree, Phil Gough at the office of Rep Louie Gohmert during the ARA Flying. This is just one of the many offices visited to by the group to promote the interest of agriculture.

Past events

January 19th – 21st
TAIA 2022 Annual Conference
Marriott Quorum
Addison, TX

News from the Industry

Consolidation will drive ag innovation

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Trump to nominate Andrew Wheeler as EPA Head
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Scott Pruitt will End EPA’s Use of ‘Secret Science’ to Justify Regulations
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Congressional Committee Questions Glyphosate Report
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ELD Extension Not Applied to Farm Supply Retailers
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EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt says concerns about the future of the agency among staff is due to the administration’s “change of direction” but he told “Fox & Friends” during an April 13 appearance that he hopes to give employees confidence in the new direction.

“There’s been a change of direction at the EPA,” Pruitt said. “You see a . . . concern about what’s happened over the last eight years, to some of them — and we’ll give confidence to the folks that are there,” he added. “We’re not going to prejudge, we’ll give them the direction we’re going and hopefully they will respond positively.”

His comments came one day after the White House issued guidance for EPA and other agencies to ramp up workforce reductions by accelerating early retirements and other efforts.

We would like to congratulate American Plant Food at Bartlett and Simplot Grower Solutions at Holland for obtaining Responsible Ag Certification.


Congratulations to American Plant Food’s facility in Fort Worth for achieving Responsible Ag Certification