Texas State Library and Archives Commission

Texas Department of Agriculture:

An Inventory of Department of Agriculture Assistant Commissioner of Marketing Records, 2000-2011, undated, bulk 2003-2009



Overview

Creator: Texas. Department of Agriculture.
Title: Department of Agriculture, Assistant Commissioner of Marketing records
Dates: 2000-2011, undated
Dates (Bulk): bulk 2003-2009
Abstract: The Texas Department of Agriculture markets Texas agriculture products with a variety of outreach programs. The majority of the collection includes materials of the GO TEXAN Partner Program and Texas Wine Marketing and Assistance Program. The records in this collection, dating 2000 to 2011, and undated, bulk 2003-2009, represent those accrued by the assistant commissioner for marketing during the tenures of Agriculture commissioners Susan Combs and Todd Staples. The collection includes correspondence, memoranda, meeting minutes, personal notes, agenda, manuals, rules, drafts, organization charts, reports, legal advice and opinions, speeches, presentations, pamphlets, brochures, and printed materials.
Quantity: 5 cubic ft.
Language These records are written in English.
Repository: Texas State Archives
Sponsor: UT Austin School of Information,

Agency History

The Texas Department of Agriculture (TDA) was created in 1907 (House Bill 274 and Senate Joint Resolution 13, 30th Texas Legislature, Regular Session). Until then, official agricultural business had been conducted by the Department of Agriculture, Insurance, Statistics, and History. The records in this collection represent those accrued by the assistant commissioner for marketing during the tenures of Agriculture commissioners Susan Combs and Todd Staples. As of September 1, 2011, the Texas Department of Agriculture no longer has a stand-alone marketing division.

The department, with headquarters in Austin, has 12 district offices - in Amarillo, Beaumont, Brenham, Dallas, Houston, Lubbock, Odessa, San Antonio, San Juan, Stephenville, Tyler, and Vernon. Its consumer-services division is one of the largest in the state administration. Current duties include promoting Texas agricultural products locally, nationally and internationally; assisting in the development of the agribusiness industry in Texas; regulating the sale, use and disposal of pesticides and herbicides; controlling destructive plant pests and diseases; and ensuring the accuracy of all weighing or measuring devices (such as grocery scales and gas pumps) used in commercial transactions. TDA includes: five regional centers in Dallas, Houston, Lubbock, San Antonio, and San Juan; four sub-offices in Amarillo, Corpus Christi, El Paso, and Tyler; three seed laboratories in Giddings, Lubbock, and Stephenville; six export pens in Brownsville, Del Rio, Eagle Pass, Houston, and Laredo; six Cooperative Inspection Program Facilities in Alamo, Austin, Brownsville, Gorman, Pearsall, and Pleasanton; and a pesticide laboratory in Brenham. Agricultural programs are carried out by the Marketing and Agribusiness Development Division, Pesticide Programs Division, Producer Services Division, and Regulatory Programs Division. Supporting TDA divisions consist of Administration, Communications, General Counsel, Intergovernmental Affairs and Internal Audit. In addition, the Texas Agricultural Statistics Service and the Texas Cooperative Inspection Program are joint federal-state programs operated by TDA and the federal government. The statistics service provides state, district, and county estimates for major field crops, small grains, livestock, fruit, pecans, and vegetables, while the inspection program oversees the quality inspection of fresh fruits, vegetables, nuts, and peanuts. TDA also works in conjunction with the Agriculture Resources Protection Authority on pesticide issues, the Texas Boll Weevil Eradication Foundation, Inc., the Texas Food and Fibers Commission on natural fibers development and plant food protein research, and a variety of advisory boards. Finally, TDA administers the Texas Agricultural Finance Authority, which provides financial assistance to agriculture related businesses for the production, processing, marketing, and export of Texas agricultural products.

In 1998, Susan Combs, a fourth-generation rancher, was elected the state's 10th commissioner of agriculture and the first woman in the state’s history to hold this position. In 2006, she was succeeded by Todd Staples, a former high school Future Farmers of America member and graduate of Texas A&M University, who was re-elected in 2010.

In 1999 the Texas Legislature decided that the state needed a Texas agricultural product promotion program to increase consumer awareness and expand the markets for Texas Agricultural products. The Texas Department of Agriculture, through the GO TEXAN Partner Program, program grants and matching funds, was determined the proper department to accomplish this goal (House Bill 2719, 76th Legislature, Regular Session). The GO TEXAN program was established to encourage the development and expansion of markets through the participation of eligible applicants who provide funds to be matched for promotional marketing programs implemented by TDA. Specifically, the program is to develop procedures for acceptance and administration of funds received to administer the program; develop application screening and selection procedures; develop a general promotional campaign for Texas agricultural products and advertising campaigns for specific Texas products based on successful project requests; develop advertising programs and promotional materials for use by program participants; contract with media representatives to disperse promotional materials; and receive matching funds and establish internal reporting requirements. For the purposes of the program, an eligible applicant must be a state or regional organization that promotes the marketing and sale of Texas agricultural products and does not stand to profit directly from specific sales of agricultural commodities; a cooperative organization; a state agency or board that promotes the marketing and sale of agricultural products; a national organization or board that represents Texas producers and promotes the sale of Texas products; an eligible small business; or any other appropriate entity. Program monies are maintained in the general revenue fund in the GO TEXAN partner program account.

The department markets and supports the Texas wine industry through the Texas Wine Marketing Assistance Program and with funding from the Wine Industry Development Fund. In 2001 the Texas wine industry, in conjunction with Texas legislators and TDA, established the Texas Wine Marketing Assistance Program (House Bill 892, 77th Legislature, Regular Session). This program was enhanced by the Wine Industry Development Fund created in 2005 (Senate Bills 1370 and 1137, 79th Legislature, Regular Session).

(Sources: Previous Texas Department of Agriculture finding aids prepared by TSLAC staff and the records themselves.)


Scope and Contents of the Records

The Texas Department of Agriculture (TDA) markets Texas agriculture products with a variety of outreach programs. These records consist of minutes, correspondence, memoranda, notes, agenda, manuals, rules, drafts, organizations charts, reports, legal advice and opinions, speeches, presentations, pamphlets, brochures, and printed materials that document the Department's Division of Marketing from 2000 to 2011, and undated, bulk 2003-2009. Meeting files document the GO TEXAN, GO TEXAN Partner Program, GO TEXAN Wildlife Program, GO TEXAN Restaurant Round-Up, Restaurant Focus Group, Live Texan, Texas Wine Industry Development Advisory Committee (WIDAC), Texas Wine Team, Texas Wine and Grape Growers Association, TDA Wine Program, Specialty Crop Task Force, TDA Texas Organic Agriculture Industry Advisory Board, TDA Commissioner Advisory Council, and Healthy Students=Healthy Families Advisory Committee, and a variety of other related bodies. The materials document the works of the boards and committees in administering the programs that promote Texas agriculture and Texas wine, promoting agricultural diversification in Texas, and promoting market expansion and consumer awareness of Texas agricultural products. The materials also include meeting records from non-TDA and non-Texas organizations with which members of the Division of Marketing staff were involved or concerned.

Reports and studies files document research solicited or consulted by the Division of Marketing in planning for various marketing initiatives, including Texas Wine Reports from Apogee Search, Market Analysis of the Texas Wine Industry from Sam Houston State University, Media Relations Report Wine Marketing Program from Tate Austin, Mexico Export Report, Texas Livestock Industry: A Review of Current Economic Conditions, TDA agency highlights prepared by the assistant commissioner of marketing, Texas Consumption and Production of Agricultural Commodities, a trip report from the Texas delegation regarding the US-Cuba trade and economic council, TDA qualitative research finding focus groups from the University of Houston, a marketing plan from the Wine and Spirits Management Institute at the University of Houston, Strategies for the Texas Wine Industry through 2030 from the University of Houston, TDA Texas Wine Industry Development Advisory Committee report, TDA assessment report for Texas Public School Nutrition Policy, Evaluation of the Square Meals Nutrition Education and Outreach Program Initiatives, summary of TDA’s marketing assessment, School Meal Nutritional Assessment report, Healthy Kids=Healthy Families Advisory Committee report, GO TEXAN Partner Program Evaluation, GO TEXAN Executive Summary Report, Attitudes Towards GO TEXAN Report, Keep in Mind Development report, GO TEXAN Marketing Events assessment report, an evaluation of the GO TEXAN Marketing Program, results of member survey from The University of Texas and Texas A&M University District Extension Administrator, and Marketing Fresh Cut Texas Citrus Report.

Among the other major records, publication development files document the creation, development, distribution, and occasional dissolution of other marketing-related initiatives of TDA, including the development of logos, brochures, and advertising campaigns for the GO TEXAN and Live Texan programs. Public relations files document the history of the Division of Marketing’s advertising, marketing, and outreach efforts, including both in-house and external marketing initiatives, industry partnerships, and include brochures, guides, press releases, and media packets. Speeches, papers, and presentation files document the development, drafts, and delivery of speeches and presentations by TDA commissioners Susan Combs and Todd Staples to committees, advisory councils, and external stakeholders such as industry associations, corporations, educational institutions, and producers. Legal opinions and advice files document TDA’s research and implementation of contemporary legal standards as they relate to the Division of Marketing’s various initiatives and programs.

To prepare this inventory, the described materials were cursorily reviewed to delineate series, to confirm the accuracy of contents lists, to provide an estimate of dates covered, and to determine record types.


Organization of the Records

The records are organized into 15 series by State Archives staff:
Public relations records, 2006-2010, undated, 0.58 cubic ft.
US-Mexico border (livestock) records, 2004-2008, undated, 0.26 cubic ft.
Administrative records, 2005-2009, undated, 0.13 cubic ft.
Minutes, 2004-2010, undated, 0.1 cubic ft.
State Fair of Texas legal files, 2003, 2006, fractional
Rural Texas exports files, 2002-2009, undated, 0.19 cubic ft.
Wine Industry Development Advisory Committee records, 2007-2009, undated, 0.26 cubic ft.
Enology, Horticulture, and Organic Standards files, 2003-2009, undated, 0.45 cubic ft.
Sunset review files, 2003-2009, 0.29 cubic ft.
Community outreach files, 2005-2010, undated, 0.23 cubic ft.
GOTEPP - GO TEXAN Partner Program files, 2000-2009, undated, 0.16 cubic ft.
GO TEXAN graphic design and marketing records, 2003-2009, undated, 0.26 cubic ft.
GO TEXAN marketing administration records, 2004-2010, undated, 0.23 cubic ft.
Budget and funding correspondence, 2009, fractional
Southern U.S. Trade Association (SUSTA) files, 2006-2010, undated, 0.19 cubic ft.

Restrictions

Restrictions on Access

Because of the possibility that portions of these records fall under Public Information Act exceptions including, but not limited to attorney-client privilege, agency memoranda or attorney work product (Texas Government Code, Section 552.107 or 111), an archivist must review these records before they can be accessed for research. The records may be requested for research under the provisions of the Public Information Act (Texas Government Code, Chapter 552). The researcher may request an interview with an archivist or submit a request by mail (Texas State Library and Archives Commission, P. O. Box 12927, Austin, TX 78711), fax (512-463-5436), email (director.librarian@tsl.texas.gov), or see our web page (http://www.tsl.texas.gov/agency/customer/pia.html). Include enough description and detail about the information requested to enable the archivist to accurately identify and locate the information. If our review reveals information that may be excepted by the Public Information Act, we are obligated to seek an open records decision from the Attorney General on whether the records can be released. The Public Information Act allows the Archives ten working days after receiving a request to make this determination. The Attorney General has 45 working days to render a decision. Alternately, the Archives can inform you of the nature of the potentially excepted information and if you agree, that information can be redacted or removed and you can access the remainder of the records.

These restrictions particularly apply to the following series:

State Fair of Texas legal files, 2003, 2006, Box 2013/113-2

Rural Texas exports files, 2002-2009, undated, Box 2013/113-3

Restrictions on Use

Most records created by Texas state agencies are not copyrighted. State records also include materials received by, not created by, state agencies. Copyright remains with the creator. The researcher is responsible for complying with U.S. Copyright Law (Title 17 U.S.C.).

Technical Requirements

None.


Index Terms

The terms listed here were used to catalog the records. The terms can be used to find similar or related records.
Personal Names:
Combs, Susan.
Staples, Todd.
Corporate Names:
Texas. Dept. of Agriculture. Marketing Division.
GO TEXAN Partner Program.
Texas Wine Marketing Assistance Program.
Subjects:
Agricultural administration--Texas.
Agricultural credit--Texas.
Crops--Texas.
Conservation of natural resources--Texas.
Agriculture--Texas.
Agricultural exhibitions--Texas.
Agricultural industries--Texas.
Farm produce--Texas.
Farmers--Texas.
Livestock--Texas.
Fairs--Texas.
Agricultural processing plants--Texas.
Wine industry--Texas.
Agriculture--Economic aspects--Texas.
Agricultural diversification--Texas.
Agricultural development projects--Texas.
Agriculture--Texas--Finance.
Agricultural pests--Control--Texas.
Farm produce--Texas--Marketing.
Agricultural chemicals--Texas.
Document Types:
Publications--Texas--Agriculture--2000-2010.
Speeches (documents)--Texas--Agriculture--2000-2010.
Press releases--Texas--Agriculture--2000-2010.
Correspondence--Texas--Agriculture--2000-2011.
Memorandums--Texas--Agriculture--2000-2011.
Minutes (administrative records)--Texas--Agriculture--2004-2010.
Agendas (administrative records)--Texas--Agriculture--2004-2010.
Administrative reports--Texas--Agriculture--2000-2010
Functions:
Promoting agriculture.
Documenting agriculture.
Promoting agricultural diversification.
Administering grants-in-aid.

Related Material

The following materials are offered as possible sources of further information on the agencies and subjects covered by the records. The listing is not exhaustive.

Texas State Archives
Texas Department of Agriculture Records, 1924-2001, bulk 1960-1997, 213.43 cubic ft.
Texas Department of Agriculture Slide Collection, 1966-1998, undated, bulk 1980-1989, 19.25 cubic ft.
Texas Department of Agriculture Photograph Collection, 1969-1996, bulk 1980-1989, 85.5 cubic ft.
Publications
Texas Department of Agriculture, Texas Gazette (periodical), 1987-
Texas Department of Agriculture, TDA Quarterly (periodical), 1975-1983
Texas Department of Agriculture, Grassroots (periodical), 1986-

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

(Identify the item and cite the series), Texas Department of Agriculture, Assistant Commissioner of Marketing records. Archives and Information Services Division, Texas State Library and Archives Commission.

Accession Information

Accession number: 2013/113

These records were transferred to the Archives and Information Services Division of the Texas State Library and Archives Commission by the Texas Department of Agriculture, on April 2, 2013.

Processing Information

Processing and finding aid by Susan Floyd and Monica Lozano, students at the University of Texas at Austin, School of Information, February-May, 2014

Corrections to finding aid and DACS-compliance by Aditi Worcester, August 2014


Detailed Description of the Records

Public relations records, 2006-2010, undated,
0.58 cubic ft.

The Texas Department of Agriculture (TDA) markets Texas agriculture products with a variety of outreach programs. These records consist of minutes, supporting documentation for meetings (namely correspondence, agendas, and studies), strategic plans, and press publications (including publication development) of the GO TEXAN, Texas Wine, Restaurant Night, Restaurant Round-Up, and related programs, as well as document TDA partnerships with television, radio, and newspapers. Files date 2006 to 2010, and undated. These materials document the work of the Division of Marketing promoting the use of Texas agricultural produce in the restaurant industry, and include such items as discussion of Dallas Restaurant Week, Market to Menu, GO TEXAN Restaurant Night, T.V. Munson Viticulture and Enology Center, market analysis of the Texas wine industry, agri-tourism, and Texas Wine Trails.
See the series Minutes for further information.
Arrangement
The records are in groups, filed roughly by subject, with some groupings by year. Filing systems appear to vary between commissioners. Records remain in the order as received.
Preferred Citation
(Identify the item), Public relations records, Texas Department of Agriculture, Assistant Commissioner for Marketing records. Archives and Information Services Division, Texas State Library and Archives Commission.
Restrictions on Access
Because of the possibility that portions of these records fall under Public Information Act exceptions, an archivist must review these records before they can be accessed for research.
Restrictions on Use
None.
Box
2013/113-1 KRLD Dallas Restaurant Week, 2007
Market to Menu, 2010
Photoshoot - restaurant program, 2008, undated
GTRR (GO TEXAN Restaurant Round-Up), September 28-October 2, 2009, undated
[3 folders]
GT (GO TEXAN) Restaurant Night, 2008, undated
Restaurant program continued, 2007-2008, undated
Restaurant focus group, November 17, 2008
Apogee search, 2007-2008
Munson Texas VIN-EXPO, 2008
Spec's, 2008
Market analysis of Texas Wine Industry, Sam Houston State University, 2007
TAH (Tate Austin Hahn) chronology since 5/19/08, 2008
[2 folders]
Tate Austin FY 07, 2006-2007
[4 folders]
Tate Austin FY 08, 2007-2009
[4 folders]
Tate Austin-Media Relations Report, 2006-2008
Tate Austin Hahn FY 09, 2008-2009
[5 folders]
Tate Austin Hahn FY 10, 2009-2010
TWMAP (Texas Wine Marketing Assistance Program), Texas Wine Advisory Committee, 2006-2007
Texas Wine Trails, 2009-2010
TWGGA (Texas Wine and Grape Growers Association) Committee, 2009



US-Mexico border (livestock) records, 2004-2008, undated,
0.26 cubic ft.

The Texas Department of Agriculture (TDA) markets Texas agriculture products, including livestock, with a variety of outreach programs. These records consist of correspondence, presentations, reports and studies, and plans and planning records of the Department's Division of Marketing’s initiatives relating to livestock pens along the United States-Mexico border, dating 2004 to 2008, and undated. These materials document border livestock and export pens, commodity reporting, exports to Mexico, Mexican livestock standards, the transmission of bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE), Texas biofuels development and farm-raised catfish, primarily regarding the Brownsville area.
Arrangement
The records are in groups, filed roughly by subject, with some groupings by year. Filing systems appear to vary between commissioners. Records remain in the order as received.
Preferred Citation
(Identify the item), US-Mexico border (livestock) records, Texas Department of Agriculture, Assistant Commissioner for Marketing records. Archives and Information Services Division, Texas State Library and Archives Commission.
Restrictions on Access
Because of the possibility that portions of these records fall under Public Information Act exceptions, an archivist must review these records before they can be accessed for research.
Restrictions on Use
None.
Box
2013/113-2 Livestock pens, 2004, undated
Commodity reporting / livestock pens, undated
Brownsville deal, June 2006
Export pens policies / rules, 2005-2006
Export pens, 2004-2007
Mexico export report, 2004
[2 folders]
Livestock reports on Mexico, 2007
Market news - statistics, 2008
Agency-wide marketing efforts, 2007
[12 folders]
Agency highlights - TDA, October 4, 2007
Biofuels program, 2007
Catfish, 2008
Communications, 2007



Administrative records, 2005-2009, undated,
0.13 cubic ft.

The Texas Department of Agriculture (TDA) markets Texas agriculture products with a variety of outreach programs. These records consist of the Department's Division of Marketing administrative records, including correspondence, reports, meeting agendas, notes, participant lists, and fact sheets relating to Texas agricultural production vs. consumption; TDA-developed curricula; marketing and training seminars; Texas Legislature sine die reports; lists of events and participants at the Smithsonian Folklife Festival; TDA speeches and presentations; and Texas A&M University tourism research, dating 2005-2009, and undated.
Arrangement
The records are in groups, filed roughly by subject, with some groupings by year. Filing systems appear to vary between commissioners. Records remain in the order as received.
Preferred Citation
(Identify the item), Administrative files, Texas Department of Agriculture, Assistant Commissioner for Marketing records. Archives and Information Services Division, Texas State Library and Archives Commission.
Restrictions on Access
Because of the possibility that portions of these records fall under Public Information Act exceptions, an archivist must review these records before they can be accessed for research.
Restrictions on Use
None.
Box
2013/113-2 Texas agricultural production vs. consumption, 2008-2009
TDA curriculum development training, 2009
Marketing and training seminar, undated
Sine die reports, 2005, 2007
Smithsonian folklife festival, June 27-29, 2008
Smithsonian Institute, 2008
Speeches / presentations, 2007-2008, undated
TAMU (Texas A&M University) tourism research, 2005, undated



Minutes, 2004-2010, undated,
0.1 cubic ft.

The Texas Department of Agriculture (TDA) markets Texas agriculture products with a variety of outreach programs. These records consist of the Department's Division of Marketing meeting minutes, notes, and related records for the Texas State Agency Tourism Council, Texas Travel Industry Association, Texas Restaurant Association, GO TEXAN Wildlife Program, Livestock Marketing, Animal ID, American Quarter Horse Association, Border Issues Network, Livestock Assistance, Country of Origin Labeling, and the Equine Incentive programs, dating 2004-2010, and undated.
Arrangement
The records are in groups, filed roughly by subject, with some groupings by year. Filing systems appear to vary between commissioners. Records remain in the order as received.
Preferred Citation
(Identify the item), Minutes, Texas Department of Agriculture, Assistant Commissioner for Marketing records. Archives and Information Services Division, Texas State Library and Archives Commission.
Restrictions on Access
Because of the possibility that portions of these records fall under Public Information Act exceptions, an archivist must review these records before they can be accessed for research.
Restrictions on Use
None.
Box
2013/113-2 TSATC (Texas State Agency Tourism Council), 2009
TTIA (Texas Travel Industry Association) Unity Dinner, February 2009
Tourism notes, 2004
TRA (Texas Restaurant Association), 2009
GT (GO TEXAN) Wildlife Program, 2008-2009, undated
Livestock marketing, 2008-2009
Animal ID, 2006
AQHA (American Quarter Horse Association), 2004
Border issues network, 2009
Livestock assistance program, undated
Country of origin labeling (COOL), 2009
Equine Incentive Program, 2008-2010



State Fair of Texas legal files, 2003, 2006,
fractional

The Texas Department of Agriculture (TDA) markets Texas agriculture products with a variety of outreach programs. These records consist of limited legal opinions and advice records from a larger original TDA Division of Marketing record series pertaining to the State Fair of Texas and other fair-related programs, including Borden’s/Kitchen Craft State Fair of Texas and the Texas Yes! Campaign, dating 2003 and 2006.
Arrangement
The records are in groups, filed roughly by subject, with some groupings by year. Filing systems appear to vary between commissioners. Records remain in the order as received.
Preferred Citation
(Identify the item), State Fair of Texas legal files, Texas Department of Agriculture, Assistant Commissioner for Marketing records. Archives and Information Services Division, Texas State Library and Archives Commission.
Restrictions on Access
Documents specifically marked as attorney work product are restricted under the Texas Public Information Act, 552.111. Refer to the overall restriction statement for instructions on requesting access through the Texas Attorney General.
Restrictions on Use
None.
Box
2013/113-2 Borden’s/Kitchen Craft State Fair of Texas, 2006
Texas Yes!, volume 1, 2003



Rural Texas exports files, 2002-2009, undated
0.19 cubic ft.

The Texas Department of Agriculture (TDA) markets rural Texas agriculture products with a variety of outreach programs. These records consist primarily of planning records, along with correspondence, reports and studies, and legal opinions and advice relating to functions of the TDA Division of Marketing as relevant to exporting rural Texas products, with a focus on beef products, dating 2002 to 2009, and undated. These materials document the GO TEXAN Rural Communities Program, GO TEXAN Rural Communities Hometown Stars / Bootstrap Bucks, GO TEXAN Rural Communities Membership, Rural Tourism Workshop Program - Texas Travel Industry Association, Texas Yes!; international marketing; Texas export market to Cuba; Texas delegation travel planning; and Texas trade mission to Canada.
Arrangement
The records are in groups, filed roughly by subject, with some groupings by year. Filing systems appear to vary between commissioners. Records remain in the order as received.
Preferred Citation
(Identify the item), Rural Texas Exports files, Texas Department of Agriculture, Assistant Commissioner for Marketing records. Archives and Information Services Division, Texas State Library and Archives Commission.
Restrictions on Access
Documents specifically marked as attorney work product are restricted under the Texas Public Information Act, 552.111. Refer to the overall restriction statement for instructions on requesting access through the Texas Attorney General.
Restrictions on Use
None.
Box
2013/113-3 GT (GO TEXAN) rural communities, 2008-2009, undated
[Includes attorney work.]
GTRC (GO TEXAN Rural Communities) Hometown Stars / Bootstrap Bucks, 2009
GTRC membership, 2009
Rural tourism workshop program, TTIA (Texas Travel Industry Association), 2007-2009
TY! (Texas Yes!) to GTRC, 2008
International marketing, 2003-2004, 2009
Port of Corpus Christi, Cuba, 2005
Cuba travel license, 2006
Cuba, 2002-2009
Cuba mission, 2008
Loggins meat, 2004
Texas Cuba Trade Alliance, 2004
Texas Trade Mission Canada, 2004



Wine Industry Development Advisory Committee records, 2007-2009, undated,
0.26 cubic ft.

The Texas Department of Agriculture (TDA) markets the Texas wine industry with a variety of outreach programs. These records consist of correspondence, reports, studies, meeting agendas, minutes, and supporting documentation relating to the TDA Division of Marketing’s Texas Wine Industry Development Advisory Committee (WIDAC), dating 2007 to 2009, and undated. These records document University of Houston research and focus group findings, WIDAC research and marketing planning, wine industry statistics, WIDAC publications (Wine Notes), and other related records.
Arrangement
The records are in groups, filed roughly by subject, with some groupings by year. Filing systems appear to vary between commissioners. Records remain in the order as received.
Preferred Citation
(Identify the item), Texas Wine Industry Development Advisory Committee records, Texas Department of Agriculture, Assistant Commissioner for Marketing records. Archives and Information Services Division, Texas State Library and Archives Commission.
Restrictions on Access
Because of the possibility that portions of these records fall under Public Information Act exceptions, an archivist must review these records before they can be accessed for research.
Restrictions on Use
None.
Box
2013/113-3 WIDAC (Wine Industry Development Advisory Committee) Board, 2007
University of Houston - focus group findings, 2007
University of Houston - general, 2007, undated
WIDAC, December 4, 2008
WIDAC July 13, 2007, 2000, 2005, 2007, undated
WIDAC meeting minutes, 2005-2009
Wine Notes: November 2006-December 2007, 2005, 2007, undated
[2 folders]
Wine program meeting, January 29, 2009
Wine selections, 2007



Enology, horticulture, and organic standards files, 2003-2009, undated,
0.45 cubic ft.

The Texas Department of Agriculture (TDA) markets Texas agriculture products with a variety of outreach programs. These records consist primarily of planning records, legal opinions and advice, minutes and agendas, and reports and studies relating to the TDA Division of Marketing’s enology, horticulture, and organic standards research and planning, dating 2003 to 2009, and undated. These materials document TDA’s efforts to develop and implement agricultural programs relating to enology, horticulture, and organic standards, including through the Texas wine industry, Farm to School program, Federal State Marketing Improvement Program Project, Specialty Crop Task Force, and Texas Organic Agriculture Industry Advisory Board.
Arrangement
The records are in groups, filed roughly by subject, with some groupings by year. Filing systems appear to vary between commissioners. Records remain in the order as received.
Preferred Citation
(Identify the item), Enology, Horticulture, and Organic Standards files, Texas Department of Agriculture, Assistant Commissioner for Marketing records. Archives and Information Services Division, Texas State Library and Archives Commission.
Restrictions on Access
Because of the possibility that portions of these records fall under Public Information Act exceptions, an archivist must review these records before they can be accessed for research.
Restrictions on Use
None.
Box
2013/113-3 Texas wine industry, Senate Bill 13702006, undated
[3 folders]
Farm to School, 2003, undated
Farmers market, 2004
From Market to Menu FY 2009, undated
FSMIP (Federal State Marketing Improvement Program Project) FY 07, 2007
Specialty crop FY 10, 2009
TDA Final Project Report; Mays Business School Horticulture Presentation - Texas A&M University, 2007, 2009
Organic agricultural industry advisory board, 2007-2009
Organic licensing, 2009



Sunset review files, 2003-2009,
0.29 cubic ft.

The Texas Sunset Advisory Commission reviews state agencies subject to the Texas Sunset Act to determine if the agencies are providing necessary services in an effective manner, and if the agencies or functions should be continued, abolished, or modified. These records consist of correspondence, meeting agendas and minutes, sunset review reports and documentation, planning records, reports and studies, and agency policies and procedures related to the Department's Texas Sunset Commission review cycle, dating 2008 to 2009. The records include notes from the TDA executive; Commissioner Susan Combs’s advisory council and meeting notes, 2003-2006; sunset review records; Back-to-School campaign 2007; Bring It campaign; Cross-division plan (marketing and outreach team for food and nutrition division); Texas Public School Nutrition Policy; Nutrition: U.S. Department of Agriculture program, 2005-2006; Fruit and Vegetable Program; and Planning Meeting, May 3, 2003.
Arrangement
The records are in groups, filed roughly by subject, with some groupings by year. Filing systems appear to vary between commissioners. Records remain in the order as received.
Preferred Citation
(Identify the item), Sunset review files, Texas Department of Agriculture, Assistant Commissioner for Marketing records. Archives and Information Services Division, Texas State Library and Archives Commission.
Restrictions on Access
Because of the possibility that portions of these records fall under Public Information Act exceptions, an archivist must review these records before they can be accessed for research.
Restrictions on Use
None.
Box
2013/113-4 Notes from the executive, 2009
Susan Combs advisory council and meeting notes, 2003, 2005-2006
Sunset review, 2004
[6 folders]
Back-to-school campaign, 2007-2008
Bring It campaign, 2009
Cross division plan, marketing and outreach team for food and nutrition division, 2009
TPNSP (Texas Public School Nutrition Policy), 2005-2006
Nutrition: USDA (United States Department of Agriculture) program; Fruit and Vegetable program, 2005-2006
May 3rd planning meeting, nutrition, 2006-2007



Community outreach files, 2005-2010, undated
0.23 cubic ft.

The Texas Department of Agriculture (TDA) promotes Texas agriculture, businesses and communities on the state, national and international levels; enhances the economic vitality and quality of life in rural Texas; provides rural communities the tools needed to attract and retain businesses, expand and improve public infrastructure, and secure quality health care; and provides financial assistance to agricultural producers, especially young farmers and ranchers, to expand their production capabilities. These records consist of planning records, publications, reports and studies, and meeting agendas and minutes relating to the TDA Division of Marketing’s community outreach programs, primarily relating to schools, retirees, and regional sub-office partnerships, dating 2005 to 2010, and undated. These materials document nutrition notes, October 2006-2010; Supervised Agricultural Experience plan, fiscal year 2006; School Year Assessment of Texas Public School Nutrition Policy, 2005-2006; School meal nutritional assessment report, January 2007; Healthy Students=Healthy Families Advisory Committee; Rural Economic Development Commission; Certified Retirement Community Program; and other records relating to economic development initiatives.
Arrangement
The records are in groups, filed roughly by subject, with some groupings by year. Filing systems appear to vary between commissioners. Records remain in the order as received.
Preferred Citation
(Identify the item), Community outreach files, Texas Department of Agriculture, Assistant Commissioner for Marketing records. Archives and Information Services Division, Texas State Library and Archives Commission.
Restrictions on Access
Because of the possibility that portions of these records fall under Public Information Act exceptions, an archivist must review these records before they can be accessed for research.
Restrictions on Use
None.
Box
2013/113-4 Nutrition notes, 2006-2010
SAE (Supervised Agricultural Experience) plan, FY 06, 2005
School-year assessment of the Texas Public School Nutrition Policy School (TPSNP) meal nutritional assessment report, January 2007
Healthy Students=Healthy Families Advisory Committee, 2007
Rural economic development division, 2008, undated
Certified Retirement Community Program (CRCP), 2007-2008
Economic development, 2008



GOTEPP - GO TEXAN Partner Program files, 2000-2009, undated,
0.16 cubic ft.

The Texas Department of Agriculture (TDA) markets Texas agriculture products through the GO TEXAN Partner Program, a matching fund program designed to double the money available for members to market and promote their Texas agricultural products. These records consist of reports and studies, meeting agendas and minutes, presentations, publications, reports and studies, legal opinions and advice, and correspondence relating to the TDA Division of Marketing’s GO TEXAN Partner Program (GOTEPP), dating 2000 to 2009, and undated. These materials document the activities of the GOTEPP board regarding the program, as well as other project approvals, accepted grants, and project status reports. Also included are materials relating to the Texas Nursery Landscape Association Marketing Program, Texas Superstars, Texas Organic Agricultural Industry Advisory Board, University of Texas / GO TEXAN Brand Awareness Study, spring 2009, and logo development for the GO TEXAN and Live Texan programs.
Arrangement
The records are in groups, filed roughly by subject, with some groupings by year. Filing systems appear to vary between commissioners. Records remain in the order as received.
Preferred Citation
(Identify the item), GOTEPP - GO TEXAN Partner Program files, Texas Department of Agriculture, Assistant Commissioner for Marketing records. Archives and Information Services Division, Texas State Library and Archives Commission.
Restrictions on Access
Because of the possibility that portions of these records fall under Public Information Act exceptions, an archivist must review these records before they can be accessed for research.
Restrictions on Use
None.
Box
2013/113-4 GO TEPP (GO TEXAN Partner Program), 2008
GO TEPP, 2000-2002
GO TEPP board, 2007
GO TEPP summary, 2002-2003
TNLA (Texas Nursery and Landscape Association) marketing program, 2009
Texas Superstars, 2003
Texas Organic Agricultural Industry Advisory Board, 2008
UT/GT (University of Texas/GO TEXAN) brand awareness study, 2009
GO TEXAN Consumer Studies, University of Texas, 2009
[2 folders]
Logo certificates, 2007
Logo guidelines, 2004, 2007
Logos and taglines, undated



GO TEXAN graphic design and marketing records, 2003-2009, undated,
0.26 cubic ft.

The Texas Department of Agriculture markets Texas agriculture products with a variety of outreach programs, including the GO TEXAN campaign. These records consist of correspondence, presentations, notes, brochures, and legal opinions and advice relating to the design of the GO TEXAN logo, dating 2003 to 2009, and undated. These materials document the development of the GO TEXAN logo and associated marketing materials, as well as communication with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.
Arrangement
The records are in groups, filed roughly by subject, with some groupings by year. Filing systems appear to vary between commissioners. Records remain in the order as received.
Preferred Citation
(Identify the item), GO TEXAN graphic design and marketing records, Texas Department of Agriculture, Assistant Commissioner for Marketing records. Archives and Information Services Division, Texas State Library and Archives Commission.
Restrictions on Access
Because of the possibility that portions of these records fall under Public Information Act exceptions, an archivist must review these records before they can be accessed for research.
Restrictions on Use
None.
Box
2013/113-5 Marketing logo diagram, 2007, undated
GO TEXAN, 2007, 2009, undated
Divisional display materials, undated
GO TEXAN/U.S. Patent Trademark Office (USPTO), 2008-2009
GT (GO TEXAN) brand awareness, 2009
GO TEXAN marketing assessment, 2003, undated
GT TV opportunities, 2008
GO TEXAN PowerPoint notes, undated
GO TEXAN recruitment presentation, 2009
GO TEXAN rules 09/03, 2004
HEB "Texas Days" meeting, San Antonio, April 30, 2004
Industry recruitment list for GO TEXAN memberships, 2009
Live Texan, 2007
Live Texan logo options, undated



GO TEXAN Marketing administration records, 2004-2010, undated,
0.23 cubic ft.

The Texas Department of Agriculture (TDA) markets Texas agriculture products with a variety of outreach programs, including the GO TEXAN campaign. These records consist of plans and planning records, publication development files, correspondence, and reports and studies relating to the TDA Division of Marketing’s development of campaigns for the 100th year celebration of TDA’s centennial (1907-2007), dating 2004 to 2010, and undated. These materials document TDA’s publication development relating to various 100th year celebration initiatives, including blogging, border and cross-border programs, initiatives and partnerships with Amtrak, Lockheed Martin, the development of the GO TEXAN and Live Texan logos, as well as Commissioner Todd Staples’s plans for the Commissioner’s Strategic Management Initiative (CSM) and Commissioner’s Academy of Service Excellence (CASE).
Arrangement
The records are in groups, filed roughly by subject, with some groupings by year. Filing systems appear to vary between commissioners. Records remain in the order as received.
Preferred Citation
(Identify the item), GO TEXAN Marketing administration records, Texas Department of Agriculture, Assistant Commissioner for Marketing records. Archives and Information Services Division, Texas State Library and Archives Commission.
Restrictions on Access
Because of the possibility that portions of these records fall under Public Information Act exceptions, an archivist must review these records before they can be accessed for research.
Restrictions on Use
None.
Box
2013/113-5 Live Texan logo development, undated
10 point plans, FY 08, 2007
In-marketing plans, 2004-2005
For fiscal year 09 files, 2008
TDA 100-year updates, 2007
100th year celebration, 2007
American Farm Bureau Federation annual meeting, 2008
Advisory board candidates, 2007
Amtrak, 2004
Blogging, 2009
Border, 2004
Commissioner’s Strategic Management Initiative (CSM); Commissioner’s Academy of Service Excellence (CASE), 2009-2010
TDA correspondence tracking systems, Lockheed Martin – Intranet Quorum System, 2009
Food safety, 2009
FSMIP (Federal State Marketing Improvement Plan), 2009



Budgets and funding correspondence, 2009,
fractional

The Texas Department of Agriculture (TDA) markets Texas agriculture products with a variety of outreach programs. These records consist of the TDA Division of Marketing’s correspondence with Greer Farms and its proprietor, Gene Richards, along with correspondence relating to federal grants for international travel, dating 2009. These materials document TDA’s draft proposals for several federally-funded foreign trips with United States Secretary of Agriculture Ed Schafer and 250 executives from 37 nations.
Arrangement
The records are in groups, filed by subject. Records remain in the order as received.
Preferred Citation
(Identify the item), Budgets and funding correspondence, Texas Department of Agriculture. Archives and Information Services Division, Texas State Library and Archives Commission.
Restrictions on Access
Because of the possibility that portions of these records fall under Public Information Act exceptions, an archivist must review these records before they can be accessed for research.
Restrictions on Use
None.
Box
2013/113-5 Greer Farms (member correspondence), 2009
International travel federal grants, 2009



Southern U.S. Trade Association (SUSTA) files, 2006-2010, undated,
0.19 cubic ft.

The Texas Department of Agriculture (TDA) participates as a member of the Southern U.S. Trade Association (SUSTA), a non-profit agricultural export trade development association comprised of the Departments of Agriculture of the 15 southern states and the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico. SUSTA's mission is to increase the export of southern U.S. food and agricultural products and enhance the economic wellbeing of the region. These records consist of correspondence, presentations, presentation notes, and agency rules, policies, and procedures of the TDA Division of Marketing’s initiatives relating to SUSTA, dating 2006 to 2010, and undated. These materials document the development of SUSTA talking points related to the Texas Minority Export Training (MET) program; SUSTA operations weekly reports; TDA Commissioner Susan Comb’s conference calls with SUSTA; and rules, policies, and procedures relating to GO TEXAN marketing and promotion overviews and event surveys.
Arrangement
The records are in groups, filed roughly by subject, with some groupings by year. Filing systems appear to vary between commissioners. Records remain in the order as received.
Preferred Citation
(Identify the item), Southern U.S. Trade Association (SUSTA) files, Texas Department of Agriculture, Assistant Commissioner for Marketing records. Archives and Information Services Division, Texas State Library and Archives Commission.
Restrictions on Access
Because of the possibility that portions of these records fall under Public Information Act exceptions, an archivist must review these records before they can be accessed for research.
Restrictions on Use
None.
Box
2013/113-5 SUSTA minority export training program, 2008
Operations weekly reports, 2006
Commissioner conference calls, 2006
GO TEXAN marketing and promotion – division operations, 2007-2008
[4 folders]
GO TEXAN marketing and promotion – division operations, 2008-2009
[3 folders]