On August 23, 2021 the Texas Department of Agriculture Organic Industry Advisory Board met in Austin at the TDA building on Congress Avenue. This is the first time in over a year that the group has been able to meet in-person and discuss organics in Texas. I was privileged to have a chance to present information about my position as organic specialist with AgriLife Extension and talk about organic agriculture in Texas.
This picture shows front row left to right, Dr. Randy Harp – Higher Ed., Brandi Chandler – TDA Coordinator for Organic Certification, Victoria Velarde – Producer, Robert Morton – HEB, Scott Sroufe – TDA Marketing Specialist. Back row, Tony Sanchez – Rice Belt Warehouse, Cliff Bingham – Producer, Donald De Jong – Producer and Chairman, Bob Whitney – Extension Organic Specialist and Dan Hunter – Assistant Commissioner for TDA.
Not pictured: Juan Anciso – Extension Horticulture Specialist, Randy Brazil – Producer, Greg Devillier – Processor, Amy Griffith – Public, Jed Murray – Trade Associations, Russon Holbrook – Retail.