|Dr. Charles Graham Named TCAAA Man of
the Year in Texas Agriculture
Dr. Charles Graham, a Texas
Horsemen’s Partnership (THP) member and owner of Southwest Stallion
Station in Elgin, was one of seven Texans honored as “Man of the
Year in Texas Agriculture” by the Texas County Agricultural Agents
Association (TCAAA) at their recent annual meeting and banquet held in
Corpus Christi. Dr. Graham was recognized for his leadership in agriculture
and agribusiness and continued support of educational programs conducted
by county Extension agents.
Dr. Graham has been a supporter of the Bastrop and Gonzales County Extension
program efforts, sponsoring beef cattle educational programs, hay shows
and 4-H educational programs at his business facilities. Along with Extension,
Dr. Graham strives to educated beef producers on production, management
and marketing practices for them to remain profitable. He assisted with
sponsoring the South Central Texas Beef 706 Program in 2001, which he
hosted at the Hills Prairie Sale Barn and fed the cattle at Graham Feedyard.
Dr. Graham has been active in the beef industry on the state level.
He has been a featured speaker at the Texas A&M University Beef Cattle
Short Course and is an active member of the Texas Cattle-Raisers Association
and the Texas Southwestern Cattle Raisers Association. He recently helped
found the Brahman Influenced Marketing Group to aid marketing efforts
of “eared” cattle in South and Central Texas.
Dr. Graham has been active in the Texas horse industry. He is the only
person to serve terms as president of both the Texas Quarter Horse Association
and the Texas Thoroughbred Association. In addition, he has served as
president and/or as a board member of the American Association of Equine
Practitioner and the Texas Veterinary Medical Association. He is one of
the most renowned equine veterinarians in Texas.
Dr. Graham has been a supporter of 4-H and FFA youth by donating to
local fundraisers, horse shows and purchasing animal projects at livestock
show auctions. He regularly furnishes the use of his facilities in Bastrop
and Gonzales counties for use for 4-H validations, weigh-ins and educations
According to Bastrop County Extension Agent Maron Finley, “We
were happy to recognize Dr. Graham this year for his tremendous support
of Extension programs benefiting so many people.”
Dr. Graham was elected as a member of the Texas Horse Racing Hall of
Fame in 2002 as a result of a lifetime of contributions to the Texas racing
Some information obtained from “The Bastrop Advertiser”
of Thursday, August 28, 2003.