January 18, 2019



AUSTIN - On Wednesday, January 16, State Representative Ryan Guillen met with members of the Texas A&M Texas Agricultural Lifetime Leaders (TALL) program to discuss issues facing the 86th Texas Legislature.


"Many of the individuals who attended this program today are the new crop of agricultural leaders in their own communities and in this state," Representative Guillen said. "The work that the TALL members have done over the last couple of years has helped position Texas to be the agricultural leader that it is today, and it was an honor to be able to be a part of this year's program."


The TALL program brings together dozens of Texans involved in agriculture to educate them on key policy issues facing the agriculture industry. After nearly two decades of operation, the TALL program has been an integral part in encouraging agricultural leaders into positive action on policies that have advanced the agriculture industry. Representative Guillen said he has seen the type of impact that the TALL program has on agricultural policy.


"The discussions that we had today help mold new perspectives on many issues facing Texans in the agricultural industry," Guillen said. "From just listening and talking about the issues with the members of the TALL program, I'm convinced we will be able to work together to overcome many of the challenges that we face."


Serving ten rural South Texas counties in the Texas House of Representatives, Ryan Guillen is known for his hard work, fierce independence, and relentless efforts for South Texas families. Recently, Capitol Inside called him a “House Bill Machine,” and a “one-person assembly line for legislation.” Since elected, few other legislators have passed more bills than Guillen. Sign up for updates at,, and