Speaker

Rob Cook

Chairman, National Grazing Lands Coalition

Rob grew up in the small ranching and farming community of Vega in the Texas Panhandle. He received a B.S. and a M.S. in Range and Wildlife Management from Angelo State University. After graduation, Rob spent 15 years consulting land managers on improving/maintaining ecological function on grazing lands across the Southern Great Plains. He served as a Rangeland Specialist and District Conservationist with the NRCS and as the Planned Consultation Manager with the Noble Research Institute.

He serves on the National Grazing Lands Coalition Board of Directors as well as the Texas and Oklahoma Section Society for Range Management Board of Directors. He has been awarded the National and Texas Young Range Professional of the Year from the Society for Range Management.

When he is not serving the industry as a volunteer leader Rob is the Director for Business Development for Bamert Seed Company, where he is responsible for developing the strategic plan to deliver high-quality native grass, forb, and legume seeds to the agriculture and reclamation industries.

Rob and his wife, Landri, have two children. The family enjoys hunting, fishing, camping, and spending time with family and friends in their spare time.