Tina Yturria Buford

Last modified on: 07-18-2023 13:13:35

Governor Appointee
(Soil and Water Conservation Board, Texas State)

Entered Office: 04-2022 Term Ends: 02-01-2024

General Information

Home Town: Harlingen

Personal Information

Tina Yturria Buford of Harlingen is the Director of Education for the East Foundation, where she is responsible for expanding natural resource education opportunities in South Texas. In addition, she works alongside her family at the H. Yturria Land and Cattle Company which has been recognized by the Texas Department of Agriculture’s Family Land Heritage Program for operating continuously for over 100 years. She is the Board President of Texan by Nature, director of the Sand County Foundation, and was appointed by Governor Abbott to the Texas Soil and Water Conservation Board in 2018. She previously served as president of both the Texas Wildlife Association and Texas Wildlife Association Foundation. Buford received a Bachelor of Science in Rangeland Ecology and Management from Texas A&M University and a certificate in Ranch Management from Texas Christian University School of Ranch Management. Reappointed 2023.