Longtime Texas Wheat Producers Board Member Scott McGarraugh has retired after 36 years.
Born and raised in Perryton, McGarraugh started farming at the age of ten and continues to run an expanded operation consisting of wheat, milo, hay and cattle.
Over the years, McGarraugh has received various accolades for his professional accomplishments and character, including the Perryton Citizen of the Year Award, the Perryton Gold Star Citizen Award and the West Texas A&M University Distinguished Alumni Award.
McGarraugh has served in many capacities in the agricultural industry. He was appointed to the Texas Farm Service Agency under Presidents George H.W. Bush and George W. Bush and participated on several committees. He is also a longtime member of the Ochiltree County Farm Bureau.
Jason Schickedanz was sworn in during the May board meeting based on the results of the TWPB biennial election.