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Posted on Dec 8, 2013 in Featured, News Releases

Texas Farm Bureau posthumously recognizes Thomas (Scooter) Elliott

Texas Farm Bureau posthumously recognizes Thomas (Scooter) Elliott

SAN ANTONIO, Texas—The late Thomas (Scooter) Elliott was recognized by the Texas Farm Bureau with the District 13 Pioneer Award at TFB’s 80th Annual Meeting today. His wife Dorene accepted the award in his memory.

“The Pioneer Award is designed to honor men like Scooter Elliott who generously gave of their time and talents in service to their community, Texas agriculture and the Texas Farm Bureau,” TFB President Kenneth Dierschke said. “We’re proud to honor Elliott and his memory.”

Elliott raised corn, wheat, oats, milo, hogs and cattle. He joined the Live Oak County Farm Bureau in the 1960s. He then served on the county Farm Bureau board and held the offices of secretary-treasurer, vice president and president. After his presidency, he assisted as the county’s office manager. He served on a number of committees on both the local and state level.

Elliott was an educator for over 30 years teaching shop, science and Coordinated Vocational-Academic Education. He was a lifetime committee member of the San Antonio Livestock Show and Rodeo and was named the Livestock Committeeman of the Year in 2003 and 2005.

He served on the Live Oak County Fair Board for 36 years and served on the Go Texan Committee for the Houston Livestock Show. Elliott was also a 4-H adult leader and was honored for his service with the 4-H Clover Award, Distinguished 4-H Adult Leader Award and Meritorious Service Award. He was Texas FFA vice president, the local chapter’s president and was active in Young Farmers. He was a member of the North American Limousin Foundation, Texas Limousin Association, Texas Brahmousin Association and National Brahmousin Association.

TFB’s Pioneer Award honors one outstanding Texas farmer or rancher in each of the organization’s 13 districts, as well as one staff member. Winners are chosen annually by a panel of their peers for their exceptional contributions to agriculture and Texas Farm Bureau.

District 13 Pioneer Thomas Scooter Elliott