Just before sunrise in Brazoria County, Texas, Mock climbs into his truck and heads to the field. He covers the area along the Gulf Coast in Wharton, Colorado, Fort Bend, Brazoria and Galveston counties.
He has consulted year after year for some of the same rice farmers he worked for as an agronomist at Chocolate Bayou Land and Water Co. in the early 1980s. From 1984-2003, he explored opportunities with several fertilizer and chemical companies until he launched his own private consulting business — Cliff Mock Consulting — in Alvin, Texas.
Read more about Mock, his family and scouting rice at 2019 Rice Consultant of the Year.
You can view photos from the Rice Consultant of the Year reception on Facebook. You don’t have to be a member to view the photos.