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WSA Announces 2020 Young Seedsman of the Year


The Western Seed Association (WSA) recently announced the winner of its Young Seedsman of the Year award: Jarrod Cook, Richardson Seeds!

Jarrod Cook

As a youth, Cook began working in the warehouse at Richardson Seeds in Vega, Texas during his summer and holiday breaks, cleaning and packaging seed. He continued until 2001 when he graduated high school and moved to San Angelo, Texas to attend Angelo State University, where he graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Animal Science and a minor in Range and Wildlife Management. In 2006, he accepted a position in sales with Richardson Seeds at the Lubbock, Texas location, and became manager of the Lubbock location in 2010. He continued in that role until 2016 when he moved back to the Vega office, where he currently serves as the sales and export manager.

During his career, Cook has been active in the Texas Seed Trade Association, Southern Seed Association, Western Seed Association, and the American Seed Trade Association. He has served as President of the Southern Field Seed Council and on the Board of the Texas Seed Trade.