Tyler with Hope.the.goat at Hope Farms.pngTyler Froberg
Managing Director Hope Farms Agricultural Showcase & Training Center

A fourth-generation Texas farmer, Tyler Froberg was born with a fist full of seeds. Growing up on his family's farm on the outskirts of Houston, not a day went by that he wasn't working alongside his family, growing seasonal fruits and vegetables, and raising beef and poultry.

A dedicated team-player, Tyler joined the Army after high school graduation and worked in a small arms and artillery unit stationed in Washington state. But growing food was in his blood and he was entranced by the area's booming agriculture, so on days off and weekends he worked at a local farm. After completing his tour of duty, he returned to Texas and went back to work on his family's farm while earning his B.S. in Agriculture with a minor in Ag Leadership at Texas Tech University.

Tyler left the farm to join the City of Pearland as a Crew Leader and rose through the ranks to take the reins of the Parks and Natural Resources Department as Superintendent. He managed a team of 27 employees, a $1.5 million operating budget, and over 800 acres of parkland, but as the boss, he had to wear a coat and tie most of the time and missed having his hands in the dirt. He realized that from an early age he had always wanted to teach kids to grow food, so he pushed away from the desk and joined Alvin I.S.D. as Farm Manager and district Ag Teacher, educating his students in gardening, forestry, plant science, animal science, ag mechanics and farm construction, while also serving as chapter president and district officer for Future Farmers of America.

In 2019, Tyler learned about the mission of Recipe for Success Foundation and its Hope Farms project to train and support veterans to become farmers armed to expand the footprint of urban farms in Houston. He joined the team to run both the Farmer Training and Veteran Programs. In May 2020, after months of teaching others to grow good, clean food, he was promoted to Managing Director of the entire Hope Farms Agricultural Showcase and Training Center, which has a scope that includes, but extends beyond farmer training and support. With a focus to teach, empower and inspire healthy eating, Hope Farms grows affordable, healthy produce for Houstonians, teaches students of all ages how to grow and cook healthy food and welcomes the public to gatherings and events to celebrate the power of food to build community. Finally he has his arms around a project that speaks to all of his passions: growing food, teaching kids, empowering veterans and getting folks excited about local food.

Tyler serves on the Board of the Texas Farmer Veteran Coalition and is active in several Houston based committees and groups focused on food justice and expanding the footprint of urban farms, such as the Houston Food System Collaborative. He lives in Alvin with his wife, Kristi, who is an Alvin I.S.D. elementary school principal, and their two tractor-loving sons.