PLEASE NOTE THAT OUR OFFICES WILL CLOSE ON JUNE 19TH AND WILL REOPEN ON JUNE 20TH.

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.
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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

Rob Schacher

Vice President

Allison Hocking

Secretary

Ashton Dunkel

Treasurer

Tiffany Meza, Fort Worth Chamber of Commerce

Terms 2023-2025

  • Jeff Newcomb
  • RL Feldt
  • Steve Bradshaw
  • Robert Beardsley
  • Bruce Miller

Terms 2022-2024

  • Sarah McEntire
  • Ashton Dunkel
  • Mayna Haggard
  • Stacy Fox

Terms 2021-2023

  • Martha Garrett
  • Melinda Maynard
  • Patton Maynard
  • Scott Williamson
  • Ethan Smith, 2021
  • 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 Texas & Southwestern Cattle Raisers Association building at 1301 West 7th Street 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

  • 2023 Texas Rangers Law Enforcement
  • 2022 W.R. Watt family
  • 2021 n/a
  • 2020 Fort Worth Stock Show Syndicate
  • 2019 Kit and Charlie Moncrief
  • 2018 Juan Hernandez
  • 2017 Pete Bonds
  • 2016 TCU Ranch Management Program
  • 2015 Red Steagall
  • 2014 The Cattleman Magazine
  • 2013 Texas Hereford Association
  • 2012 Rosenthal Family
  • 2011 Tom Woodward
  • 2010 James E. "Jim" Link
  • 2009 Edwards Family Ranches
  • 2008 John Dudley
  • 2007 Ann W. Marion
  • 2006 Ed Robert
  • 2005 Zach T. Woods, Jr
  • 2004 Justin Boot Company
  • 2003 National Cowgirl Museum & Hall of Fame
  • 2002 John Justin
  • 2001 L. E. "Sonny" Nance
  • 2000 Lanham Riley
  • 1999 Jake M. Schrum
  • 1998 Marcus Hill
  • 1997 David J. Simons
  • 1996 Don C. King
  • 1995 Dan J. Anderson, DVM
  • 1994 John L. Merrill
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