January 16, 2023
6:30pm - 8pm

This month at True Texas Project – Collin County, we are excited to be hosting Shad Sullivan from R-Calf USA, to speak about the issues affecting the livelihoods of ranchers and others in the agriculture industry. Shad comes to us straight from a ranching background that spans from Colorado to Texas, and will bring you interesting information on the affects that our government has had on this critical line of work. You will be shocked to hear just how collaborative and quickly the “powers that be” are coming for the liberty of this nation via our beef ranches, farms, and the rest of agriculture.
We will also be hearing from Wes Virdell, Texas State Director of Gun Owners of America, about a new Second Amendment Hunters group that they are forming!

True Texas Project
Speaker: Shad Sullivan
Secondary Speaker: Wes Virdell
Date: Monday, January 16
Location: TBD
5:30pm – Optional prayer meeting
5:45 – $5 dinner while supplies last
6:30-8:00pm – meeting

No dues. No fees. No memberships. No RSVPs.

About Shad Sullivan:

SShad Sullivanhad Sullivan is the R-CALF USA Private Property Rights Committee Chair. Sullivan is a fifth generation native to southeast, Colorado. Raised in the family stocker operation on Antelope Mesa in northwestern Crowley County, Shad learned early on the importance of hard work, dedication, loyalty and integrity. He is a graduate of Crowley County High school and earned his Bachelor of Science Degree in Agriculture/Animal Science from West Texas A&M University in 1996. After a short stint instructing and coaching equine evaluation at Clarendon College, Shad returned to the family ranching operation to help perpetuate family tradition of land stewardship and beef production. His greatest love is watching the cattle grow.

In 2002, Shad built a small preconditioning yard at the headwaters of Bitter Creek, in Archer County, Texas. Procurement of fly-weight stocker cattle takes place in the Mississippi/Alabama region. These calves are then sent to the family grow yard where they take part in a short weaning period and then turned out to graze wheat through the winter. They are then sent north in the spring and summer to utilize the short-grass prairies of southeast, Colorado on owned and leased ranches. The cattle are sold in the fall. Wherever the cattle are, is where you will find Shad.

After falling victim to and witnessing the tragic loss of family farms and ranches through bureaucratic, market and industry corruption he came to realize that liberty in production is at “steak” and it all starts with private property rights. Shad and his wife Thea have one daughter named Lynsey, a Jr. High Mathematics teacher and one son, Beatty Lane, a flash of lightning and a big surprise!

About Wes Virdell:
Born and raised in the heart of Texas, Wes Virdell is a veteran and small business owner in the Transportation Industry. Like many hardworking Texans, Wes places a priority on faith, family, and freedom.

A few short years after graduating from Brady High School in 1998, Wes served in the U.S. Air Force where he worked on Intercontinental Ballistic Missiles and served as a Military Training Leader.

After being honorably discharged from the military, Wes returned to his hometown of Brady and got involved in the fight for the right to keep and bear arms.

In fact, he started attending committee hearings for gun legislation in Texas in 2011 and was active in the battles for open carry in 2015 and Constitutional Carry in 2021.

Equipped with proven leadership, experience, and a love for Texas values, Wes ran for the Texas’ 11th Congressional District in 2020. Wes has also served as a 2020 and 2022 State Delegate for the Republican Party of Texas and as a 2020 National Delegate for the Republican National Convention.

Most recently, Wes served as the Texas Hill Country Coordinator for Gun Owners of America from 2020 to 2022.

With the support of his family and countless liberty-loving Texas patriots, Wes serves as the Texas State Director for Gun Owners of America and leading the fight to protect our inalienable right to self-defense.