Texas A&M University honors Victoria rancher, Texas A&M alumnus

Oct. 27, 2010 at 5:27 a.m.

COLLEGE STATION - Bob McCan will be honored Thursday as one of Texas A&M University's outstanding alumni at a special dinner Thursday.

McCan lives and works on the McFaddin Ranch in Victoria, Refugio and Bee counties, where he oversees the cattle, recreational hunting and wildlife operations for McFaddin Enterprises, Ltd.

After spending his freshman year at Victoria College, he transferred to Texas A&M where he graduated in 1980 with a Bachelor of Science degree in range science. His accomplishments over the past 30 years reflect his commitment to agriculture and natural resources and to his community, according to the news release.

McCan served the Texas and Southwestern Cattle Raisers Association as a board member, second vice president and president. Since 1993, he has served the National Cattleman's Beef Association as vice chairman of the private lands and environment committee, chairman of international markets committee, regional vice president, member of the executive committee and currently as vice chairman of the policy division.

He has chaired the Fire Ant Research and Management Account Advisory Committee, and was member of the Farm and Ranch Lands Conservation Council and the Coastal Coordination Council.

In 2001, the Society for Range Management honored McCan with the Outstanding Rangeland Management Award, and in 2007, he received the Lone Star Land Stewardship Award for the Gulf Prairies and Marshes Region from the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department.

McCan has served as chair of the Victoria Soil and Water Conservation District, as a member of the King Ranch Institute for Ranch Management Council at Texas A&M University-Kingsville and is a member of the First Victoria National Bank board of directors.



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