Steve Verett, Executive Vice President of Plains Cotton Growers, was named on Wednesday as one of 100 nationwide honorees of the Farm Credit 100 Fresh Perspectives program, which recognizes leaders across the nation who are making a significant impact on rural communities and agriculture.
Selection panelists, which included Farm Credit leaders and others in the agriculture industry, evaluated more than 1,000 nominations from all 50 states for the award. Individuals and groups were recognized for demonstrating influence, leadership and innovation in 10 categories.
Verett was selected as one of the Top 10 leaders in Rural Policy Influence.
"This is a well-deserved recognition for Steve Verett," Clint Robinson, Senior Vice President and Lubbock Branch Manager for Capital Farm Credit said. "There is no better friend we have here in agriculture than Steve.
Whether it's protecting our interests, or working toward the betterment of the industry as a whole, Steve's is the first voice you will hear."
In addition to his role at PCG, Verett owns and operates a 3,500 acre family farm with his son and brother in Crosby County, Texas.
"I truly am honored and humbled to receive this award," Verett said. "It is a privilege to work with tremendously talented, capable people in agriculture who are committed to making a difference. I commend Farm Credit for their support of rural communities and agriculture."
Learn more about the Farm Credit 100 Fresh Perspectives honorees.