Source: Texas Farm Bureau
The Texas Farm Bureau (TFB) board of directors have tapped Si Cook to take over as the organization’s executive director/chief operations officer upon the retirement of Vernie R. Glasson III. Cook will assume the responsibility of business manager and COO of the state’s largest general farm organization on May 26. Glasson will serve in the role of advisor until his retirement on July 5.
Cook, 56, has served the organization for more than 28 years, most recently as a member of the senior management staff under Glasson, where he heads the organization division. In that role, Cook is responsible for member services, education and outreach, youth programs, young farmer/rancher programs and training. His career began on the land as a rancher, member and volunteer leader in South Texas. He served terms as a board member and president of the DeWitt County Farm Bureau.
Cook and his wife, the former Kimberly Pate, are both natives of Yoakum. They are graduates of Texas State University. Kim is a former educator. They make their home in McGregor, near Waco.