Johnny Trotter is President and General Manager of Bar-G Feedyard of Hereford. He has also served as president of XCL Feeders Inc., Bar-G Cattle Company, Bar-G Trucking Inc., Texas Auto Investors Inc.. He is a director of First United Bank of Lubbock and First Financial Bankshares of Abilene.
Trotter’s service to the community spans across multiple organizations: American Quarter Horse Association, First United Methodist Church of Hereford, Sears Methodist Retirement Center, Ceta Canyon Methodist Retreat Camp, Texas Cattle Feeders, and many more.
His support of West Texas A&M University includes the establishment of multiple Presidential Scholarships: the Dee Anne Trotter Scholarships, the Spicer Gripp Scholarship, and the Bob Givins Scholarship.
When someone recently attempted to dismiss Trotter’s input on a local economic development issue by calling him “nothing but a cowboy”, he considered it an honor—having aspired much of his life to be called one. The title was confirmed when he was inducted into the Texas Cowboy Hall of Fame in 2015. Trotter also recently received the 2017 Chester A. Reynolds Award at the Western Heritage Awards Banquet in Oklahoma City. The award, named in honor of the founder of the National Cowboy Museum, recognizes an honoree who has “notably perpetuated the legacy of the American West.”