February 1, 2017
Jimmy Powell, Fort McKavett, Texas, was inducted to the Hereford Hall of Fame in 2016. After serving as a lieutenant junior grade in the U.S. Navy, Powell returned to his family ranching operation and began his registered Hereford operation. For more than 50 years, Powell has selected for scale, composition, muscling and milking ability to produce cattle that perform in the feedlot.
Powell graduated with a bachelor’s degree from Rice University. He was a member of the advisory committee for the Packers and Stockyards Administration for the
United States Department of Agriculture and was named a member of the Secretary of Agriculture’s technical advisory committee for multilateral trade negotiations.
Powell served on the National Cattlemen’s Association tax committee and the National Livestock tax committee. He was inducted into the International Stockmen’s School Hall of Fame and the Texas State Fair Agriculture Hall of Honor.