For Immediate Release: March 27, 2012
Contact: Marissa Patton, 512-469-0171
FORT WORTH, TEXAS – Renowned photographer and author Paul Mobley is set to feature his photo documentary of modern American farmers and ranchers at the Closing General Session of the Texas and Southwestern Cattle Raisers Association (TSCRA) convention in Fort Worth. The session begins at 12 p.m. Sunday, April 1, at the Fort Worth Convention Center.
Mobley set out to capture the soul of rural America, traveling across the country into the homes more than 300 farm families who shared their histories, thoughts and the fruits of their labor. Mobley has catalogued these stories and images in his book, American Farmer: “The Heart of Our Country”, which has won several awards including “best photography book” from the National Cowboy and Western Heritage Museum.
While sharing photographs, Mobley’s presentation will include the stories behind the pictures of America’s unsung heroes, the men and women of American agriculture.
Registration for the 2012 TSCRA Convention Weekend will be available on-site. For more information including a complete schedule of events visit www.tscra.org.
TSCRA is a 135 year-old trade association and is the largest and oldest livestock organization based in Texas. TSCRA has more than 15,000 beef cattle operations, ranching families and businesses as members. These members represent approximately 50,000 individuals directly involved in ranching and beef production who manage 4 million head of cattle on 76 million acres of range and pasture land primarily in Texas and Oklahoma, but throughout the Southwest.