Bryan man wins Texas Farm Bureau Excellence in Agriculture contest
(CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas)—Jared Klatt of Bryan has been selected as this year’s Texas Farm Bureau (TFB) Excellence in Agriculture (EIA) contest winner.
Klatt is a sales manager for Crop Production Service in Bryan where he helps farmers make sound decisions from pre-planting practices to post harvest. He’s worked with Agrium’s Seed Survivor Tour and donates cottonseed to a local school to teach children about the economic impact cotton has on Texas.
Klatt was selected from a group of three finalists that included Cody and Erika Archie of Gatesville and Lee and Jennifer Brown of Cleveland.
The EIA contest recognizes young men and women who are involved in agriculture but do not earn their primary income directly from their own farm or ranch enterprises.
“Our finalists unselfishly give of their time and talents to share their love of agriculture,” said TFB President Kenneth Dierschke. “We are pleased to recognize these young men and women for their commitment to their communities and Texas agriculture.”
Klatt will receive a Polaris Ranger, courtesy of Southern Farm Bureau Life Insurance Company (SFBLIC); a $5,000 cash award, courtesy of Farm Credit; a plaque and belt buckle representative of the award; and a $750 service voucher, courtesy of Chevrolet.
He also will receive an expense-paid trip to represent Texas at the national competition during the American Farm Bureau Federation (AFBF) annual meeting Jan. 11-14, 2015 in San Diego, Calif.