Josh Winegarner

Director of Government Relations

Texas Cattle Feeders Association


Josh Winegarner is the Director of Government Relations for Texas Cattle Feeders Association. Based in Amarillo, TCFA is an agricultural trade association representing 200 beef cattle feedyards in Texas, Oklahoma and New Mexico and 4,000 cattle feeders across the United States. TCFA members feed and market approximately 6 million head of cattle annually, which is over 25% of the nation’s fed beef. Josh works closely with federal, state, and local officials to ensure that they understand the business of cattle feeding and how their decisions could impact TCFA members.

Prior to joining TCFA, Josh spent six years in Washington, DC, as Legislative Assistant for United States Senator John Cornyn and as Director of Constituent Communications for United States Senator Phil Gramm. Josh is a native of Spearman, Texas, and a graduate of McMurry University in Abilene, Texas. He, his wife Jenni, and their two children live near Canyon, Texas, where they raise registered Angus cattle and are actively involved in their church and their community. Josh is a current director of the Texas Lyceum, Texas Agriculture Council,  Animal Agriculture Alliance, and Southwest Council of Agribusiness, and he serves on several federal, state, and local advisory committees.