The 2017 Southwest Ag Issues Summit was held February, 5 - 7, 2017 at the Worthington Hotel in Fort Worth, Texas and was a resounding success!


View the program from the 2017 Summit here.


Plans are in the works to host a 2018 Ag Issues Summit. Details on that meeting will be posted here as they are confirmed.


The Southwest Council of Agribusiness is an alliance of agricultural organizations, financial institutions, and businesses, established to actively advocate for strong agricultural policy, which is vital to the businesses and economy of the greater Southwest area including Texas, Oklahoma, Kansas, New Mexico, and Colorado.


The mission of the SWCA is to represent and promote broad-based Agriculture and Business interests and increase economic opportunity in the Southwest region of the U.S. both now and for the future through the pursuit of good and stable agricultural policy, through information sharing and the building of relationships and alliances within the area, and through the promotion of value-added agribusiness and other enterprises that capture more of the wealth created from our land, water and other natural resources for the people and communities of the region.


The Executive Director of the Southwest Council of Agribusiness is Jimmy Clark, a farmer from Acuff, Texas and the District Director for Former Representatives Larry Combest, and Randy Neugebauer. Combest, Sell and Associates represent the Council’s interests in Washington, D.C.

The Texas Ag Forum is as an association of agricultural leaders and representatives from across the Texas food and fiber system. It was founded over thirty years ago to provide a forum for open and public discussion of the problems and emerging issues in agriculture. It is a stakeholder driven program in partnership with Texas A&M AgriLife Extension.


The Texas Ag Forum does not advocate public policy positions for itself or its members. Its programs and meetings are intended to educate the public on key issues affecting Texas agriculture and to provide an open and objective discussion. Texas Ag Forum programs are open to anyone interested in agriculture.


The Texas Ag Forum is governed by a steering committee. Linda Raun, a rice producer from El Campo, TX, is Chair. Jerry Don Glover, a crop producer from Lazbuddie, TX, is Vice Chair.