2013 TNLA Growers’ Summit

Don't miss your opportunity to connect with the top Growers in the state while getting the latest information from the Texas Department of Agriculture, Texas Farm Bureau, the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA), and the 83rd Texas Legislature. Special guest Evan Smith of the Texas Tribune will be in attendance and talk to us about the amazing success of his media organization as it leads the charge toward nonprofit journalism in an all-digital platform. Not a Grower? You are still welcome and will leave with plenty of high impact take-aways to help you do business better in Texas.


is now open!

Cost is FREE for TNLA members and just $25 for non-members. For more information call 800-880-0343.

When: Friday, February 15, 2013 from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Where: Berry Creek Country Club
              30500 Berry Creek Drive, Georgetown, TX 78628
              (512) 930-4615

Schedule of Events


10:00 a.m. – 10:10 a.m. 

10:10 a.m. – 10:40 a.m.

10: 40 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.

11:00 a.m. -12:00 p.m.

12:00 p.m. -1:00 p.m. 

1:00 p.m. -2:00 p.m. 

2:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.

2:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.


3:30 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.





Ag Water Issues, Billy Howe, State Legislative Director, Texas Farm Bureau

Networking Coffee Break.

Special Guest Evan Smith, Editor in Chief and CEO, Texas Tribune


Healthcare Reform, Carmen Deatherage, CBC, GBA, Hotchkiss Insurance

Networking Break

Pest Management Issues, Dr. David Appel, TAMU and Dr. Kevin Ong, Texas

Plant Disease Diagnostic Lab.

TDA Ag Update, Randy Rivera, Administrator for Agriculture Protection

and Certification, TDA