CLB’s Eric Turpen Chosen for Texas A&M TALL Program

Congratulations to our own Eric Turpen, Associate Broker, Littlefield, TX for his appointment to the TALL program, Class XIV.  This is quite an honor.  Here is the press release from AgriLife.

By: AgriLife Today

Contact: Dr. Jim Mazurkiewicz, 979-845-1554,

COLLEGE STATION – Twenty-eight people have been chosen for the Texas Agriculture Lifetime Leadership program as Class XIV. The two-year program, led by the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service, is an intensive study of agriculture worldwide that equips people in the agriculture industry to become leaders in their fields, according to Dr. Jim Mazurkiewicz, director of the program also known as TALL. “There is a need to provide an intensive leadership enhancement opportunity for a new generation of leaders, especially given the critical issues facing agriculture,” Mazurkiewicz said. The course focuses on international communications, ecology, government, policy, economics, social issues and education opportunities. The participants, who represent 26 communities across Texas, began their studies in College Station this month with sessions on team dynamics and agricultural research tours. Over the next two years, the group will visit all regions of the state, as well as Washington D.C., Maryland, New York, California and Israel. Mazurkiewicz said each TALL class is exposed to the intricacies of state and national agriculture and travels to at least one foreign country to gain perspective on agriculture worldwide.
For more information about TALL, see
The 2014-2016 TALL participants by hometown are:
Abernathy – Steven Akers
Amarillo – Matt Gruhlkey
Arlington – Lee Chastain
Athens – Sandra Choate
Austin – Leah Wilkinson
Blooming Grove – Zane Nicholson
Bowie – Travis Thorne
Brenham – Brad Stufflebeam
Cedar Park – Jonah Parker
Chapman Ranch – Scott Frazier
Corpus Christi – Colin Chopelas
Dalhart – Bradley Lubbers
El Campo – Joe “Cuatro” Strack IV
Garrison – Wes Chandler
Georgetown – Mary Luedeker
Kelton – Michelle Moore
Lazbuddie – Dustin Cleavinger
Littlefield – Eric Turpen
Lubbock – Rebecca Rivers, Cody White
Muleshoe – Barry Coker, Matt Davis
Quemado – Blaine Junfin
Sabinal – Chloe Nunley
Santa Elena – Jorge Luis Alvarez, Jr.
Tom Bean – Chad Wetzel
Waller – Steven Kahla
Waxahachie – Mariano Lerma

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