Club History

The Fort Worth Farm and Ranch Club was formed on Monday, May 22, 1950. Mr. Wiley Akins was named as the first president. Vice president and secretary were W.L. Pier and W.A. "Bill" King, respectively.

The 70-year history of the club is rich with tradition and its roll of officers, directors and members have included dedicated citizens of our community such as Amon Carter, John Justin, W.R. Watt, John Merrill and many more.

Today, the Farm and Ranch Club continues to operate as a self-sufficient program of the Fort Worth Chamber of Commerce and the current membership consists of approximately 100 individuals committed to making a difference in agriculture.
Farm & Ranch Club
The Fort Worth Farm and Ranch Club also supports area programs including:
The Tarrant County Junior Livestock Show.
Texas A&M AgriLife and Extension Program’s Pizza Ranch.
Various other contests and programs aimed at promoting and increasing awareness of agriculture.
Officers
Directors
Past Presidents

President

Ethan Smith, Farmers National Company

Vice President

Jacklyn Jones-Doyle, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service

Secretary

Brandon Jones, Bonds Ellis Eppich Schafer Jones LLP

Treasurer

Rosalind Sullivan, Fort Worth Chamber of Commerce

Terms 2019-2021

  • Jeffrey Geider
  • Mayna White-Haggard
  • Skip Leake
  • Patrick Murray

Terms 2020-2022

  • Kyle Dykes
  • R.L. Feldt
  • Jeff Newcomb
  • Keith Reep

Terms 2021-2023

  • Martha Garrett
  • Melinda Maynard
  • Patton Maynard
  • Scott Williamson
  • Dustin Valusek, 2020
  • Sherry Flow, 2019
  • Seth Denbow, 2018
  • Dana Lewis, 2017
  • Jessica Birge, 2016-2017
  • Lauren Lovelace, 2015-2016
  • Cal White, 2014-2015
  • Mayna Haggard, 2013-2014
  • Tim Niedecken, 2012-2013
  • Patrick Murray, 2011-2012
  • Kimberly Thomas, 2010-2011
  • Jim Bradbury, 2009-2010
  • Shanna Weaver, 2008-2009
  • Breinn Richter, 2007-2008
  • Hugh Ross, 2006-2007
  • Nan Wardlaw Fidler, 2005-2006
  • Marty McKinzie, 2004-2005
  • Pam Wright, 2003-2004
  • Robbie Robertson, 2002-2003
  • Marci Craddock, 2001-2002
  • Sue Ann Claudon, 2000-2001
  • Paul Burrough, 1999-2000
  • Lyndell Phillips, 1998-1999
  • Jon Menzies, 1997-1998
  • Trey Watt, 1996-1997
  • Walt Richburg, 1995-1996
  • Tom Crawford, 1994-1995
  • Kris Miller, 1993-1994
  • Jalyn Burkett, 1992-1993
  • Jim Kelly, 1991-1992
  • Tom Woodard, 1990-1991
  • Johnny Wells, 1989-1990
  • James E. Link, 1988-1989
  • Humberto Hernandez, 1987-1988
  • Jack Ferrill, 1986-1987
  • R. W. Simmans, 1985-1986
  • Jake Schrum, 1984-1985
  • Frank Bumpus, 1983-1984
  • Marcus Hill, 1982-1983
  • Dub Sims, 1981-1982
  • Dale Whitson, 1980-1981
  • Charles R. Rollins, 1979-1980
Our members meet on the 4th Tuesday of each month at noon in the Russell Hall, 5708 Jacksboro Hwy, Fort Worth, TX 76114 for lunch and to provide a networking atmosphere where a broad scope of agricultural programs and information is presented.
Join the club
For more information, contact Rosalind Sullivan

W.A. “Bill” King Award

Since 1994, the Fort Worth Farm and Ranch Club has presented the W.A. "Bill" King Award during the Livestock Appreciation Luncheon at the Fort Worth Stock Show & Rodeo to recognize businesses or individuals who have made significant contributions to the agricultural or agri-business industry.

The award is named in honor of the late Bill King, a founder of the Fort Worth Farm and Ranch Club, who also served as Fort Worth Stock Show & Rodeo Livestock Manager for many years

Recipients

  • Fort Worth Stock Show Syndicate 2020
  • Kit and Charlie Moncrief 2019
  • Juan Hernandez 2018
  • Pete Bonds 2017
  • TCU Ranch Management Program 2016
  • Red Steagall 2015
  • The Cattleman Magazine 2014
  • Texas Hereford Association 2013
  • Rosenthal Family 2012
  • Tom Woodward 2011
  • James E. "Jim" Link 2010
  • Edwards Family Ranches 2009
  • John Dudley 2008
  • Ann W. Marion 2007
  • Ed Robert 2006
  • Zach T. Woods, Jr 2005
  • Justin Boot Company 2004
  • National Cowgirl Museum & Hall of Fame 2003
  • John Justin 2002
  • L. E. "Sonny" Nance 2001
  • Lanham Riley 2000
  • Jake M. Schrum 1999
  • Marcus Hill 1998
  • David J. Simons 1997
  • Don C. King 1996
  • Dan J. Anderson, DVM 1995
  • John L. Merrill 1994
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