The 2012 annual Mason County Farm Bureau Convention is scheduled for Tuesday, October 9, 6:00 p.m. at the Fort Mason Park Community Building.
This year's guest speaker will be Jim Sartwelle, Public Policy Director for the Texas Farm Bureau. There will also be a barbecue dinner and door prize drawings.
RSVP by Friday, October 5th, at (325) 347-6458.
Jim Sartwelle is the director of Public Policy with the Texas Farm Bureau. Sartwelle joined the TFB senior management staff in December 2009. He directs the TFB Legislative; Commodity and Regulatory Activities; as well as Research, Education, and Policy Development departments. These departments coordinate member involvement and county Farm Bureau participation in public policy matters at all levels of government.
Sartwelle was reared in Sealy, Austin County, Texas. He and his father operate Sartwelle Brahman Ranch, a family-owned seedstock and commercial cow-calf ranch founded in 1914. He holds a B.S. degree from Texas A&M University and M.S. degree from Kansas State University, both in Agricultural Economics.
Sartwelle previously served more than three years as the Livestock Economist for the American Farm Bureau Federation in Washington, D.C Prior to his time with AFBF, he served as an Extension agricultural economist for 12 years, based in Garden City, Kansas; Amarillo, Texas; and College Station, Texas. Sartwelle, his wife Beth, and sons J.D. and Brock, reside in Robinson.