TSCRA Past President, rancher, businessman and beef industry leader Pete Bonds, Saginaw, received the 2017 W.A. “Bill” King Award for excellence in agriculture on Thursday, Jan. 19. The award was given at the Fort Worth Stock Show & Rodeo’s Livestock Appreciation Luncheon in Fort Worth, presented by Lone Star Ag Credit.
“Pete Bonds has reached the pinnacle of ranching in North America,” said Jessica Birge, president of the Fort Worth Farm and Ranch Club. “We’re delighted to honor this industry icon with the Bill King Award.”
Bonds served as TSCRA president from 2013 to 2016. He has ranched his entire life and operates the Bonds Ranch in Saginaw, where he also lives. He and his wife Jo have 3 daughters, Missy, Bonnie and April.
The W.A. “Bill” King Award recognizes a business, individual or family which has significantly contributed to agriculture or the agribusiness industry. King founded the Fort Worth Farm and Ranch Club in 1950 and served as the Stock Show’s livestock show manager from 1947 to 1977.