Charles Ring, a Sinton, Texas, farmer and longtime board member of Texas Corn Producers, was recently recognized as the Man of the Year by the Texas County Agricultural Agents Association (TCAAA) at its annual banquet in Amarillo, Texas.
The award is given to individuals in each of the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension districts to acknowledge outstanding leadership in agriculture or agribusiness, as well as their support of AgriLife Extension’s educational programming efforts.
District 11 honored Ring with this recognition for his continual support of AgriLife Extension. He serves on the Crops Committee and works with the county dryland corn trials, as well as the irrigated and dryland corn trials for the Crop Testing Lab in College Station.
The breadth of Ring’s commitment to agriculture is vast. In addition to this local support of Extension and state support of TCP, he has served on the board for the U.S. Grains Council and chaired the San Patricio County Groundwater Conservation District, as well as been a part of the Texas State Chemist Advisory Board, Texas A&M University College of Agriculture Development Council, and Texas Agricultural Lifetime Leadership (TALL) Alumni Association.
“Doing my best by serving in organizations helps to ensure that the next generation is prepared to guide agriculture down the road of plenty,” Ring said. “Scholarship, internship and communication are key tools to help make that happen and my involvement in agriculture helps ensure the future for generations, including my grandchildren. We open trade, create a strong agricultural economy at home and abroad to assure that they grow up without the worry of hunger. I want my children and grandchildren to be proud of their farm heritage and what previous generations have done to make their life better.”
Congratulations to Ring for this tremendous honor and his continued support and service to agriculture from the local level to across the globe. See all of this year’s winners HERE.