AAEC alum Kayla Robinson named CEO of AgTexas Farm Credit Services
By: Norman Martin
Kayla Robinson, a 2004 graduate and current member of Texas Tech's Davis College of Agricultural Sciences & Natural Resources Advisory Board, has been promoted to President and Chief Executive Officer within AgTexas Farm Credit Services, effective Jan 1.
“I'm honored and humbled to be named president and CEO of AgTexas,” Robinson said. Established in 1934, AgTexas Farm Credit Services is a rural lending cooperative that provides competitively priced and reliable credit to Texas farmers, ranchers, and rural property owners.
Robinson received her bachelor's degree from Tech's Department of Agricultural & Applied Economics (2004), and Master of Business Administration from Texas Tech (2015).
“I want to congratulate Kayla for her promotion to CEO of Ag Texas,” said Phillip Johnson, Chair and Charles Thompson Chair of Agricultural & Applied Economics. “Kayla has always been willing to support the agricultural & applied economics department by speaking to classes and showing our students what is possible.”
Davis College Interim Dean Cindy Akers added, “Kayla is a great role model for our growing number of female students. She has shown a deep and abiding care for our students, and we're excited to see AgTexas grow and evolve under her leadership.”
Robinson has been an active participant within the Davis College community, serving on the Davis College Advisory Board, starting in 2018. In addition, she is a member of Davis College's Matador Institute of Leadership Engagement Program Advisory Committee.
“Kayla and AgTexas have been such valuable partners of the MILE Program,” said Lindsay Kennedy, the Matador Institute of Leadership Engagement Program Director. “Kayla has invested her time and resources into our students and has made an incredible impact on their development as leaders and professionals. She is an outstanding ambassador for Texas Tech and the Davis College, and we are thrilled to see her move into this well-deserved leadership role at AgTexas.”
MILE is a three-semester leadership and professional development program in Davis College that exposes students to the key issues affecting local, state, and national agriculture while expanding their personal and professional skills. In the past MILE received support from AgTexas, who sponsored the program's South Plains and Panhandle agriculture tours.
CONTACT: Phillip Johnson, chair and director of the Thornton Agricultural Finance Institute, Department of Agricultural and Applied Economics, Texas Tech University at (806) 834-0474 or email@example.com
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