About Us

The South Texas Agricultural Roundup, Inc. was founded in 2003, hosting its first annual STAR youth event on February 25-28, 2004 at Edinburg Municipal Park in Edinburg, Texas.  As part of its first event, a livestock show, premium auction, and scholarship program resulted in more than $400,000 committed to helping Hidalgo County 4-H and FFA youth prepare for their futures.

The founding board included Michael Grahmann - President, Joe Carter - President Elect, Luis H. Saldana - Secretary, Aaron Vela - Treasurer, Fernando Ramirez, Bobby Aguilar, Nelda Garza, and Sue Duleba.  The show continues to grow every year thanks to the help and dedication of the youth, parents and families, volunteers, agricultural science teachers, county Extension agents, businesses, city and county officials, and the many donors that make this event a great success.


2016-17 STAR Board of Directors
Aaron Vela - President
Benny Cano - Vice President
Michelle Martin - Secretary
Bruce Kroeker - Treasurer
Mike Barrera
Marco Barrientes
Jon Billman
Alonzo Garza
Homer Jasso
Xavier Peña
Chuck Sellman

STAR is a non-profit 501(c)3 organization.
All contributions and donations are subject to federal laws in accordance with this non-profit status.
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