A man who was truly a trailblazer in his community was honored by Texas Farm Bureau (TFB) today with its prestigious Pioneer Award.

John T. Rasor of Celina accepted the award at TFB’s Annual Meeting in Arlington.

“John played an integral role in the growth and development of the Collin County Farm Bureau (CFB),” said TFB President Russell W. Boening. “Men and women like him have helped to make TFB the strong, grassroots organization that it is today.”

Rasor has been a TFB member for more than 40 years. He’s dedicated 38 of those years in service to the Collin CFB, serving on its board of directors as president, vice president and secretary.

“John is a strong leader who insists on fiscal discipline and progressive thinking,” Boening said. “His strength of character and commonsense leadership have kept the CFB office on track and moving forward.”

Thanks to Rasor’s leadership, the CFB now boasts over 14,500 member-families.

Rasor has also graciously given his time to other organizations in his community.

He was named the 1991 Collin County Conservation Farmer of the Year.

Rasor and his wife, Kathy, maintain a cow/calf operation on 3,000 acres in the Celina area.