Farm Bureau Leaders

Farm Bureau Leaders

The Arizona Farm Bureau Board of Directors is made up of volunteer leaders from all 14 active county Farm Bureaus. This board makes decisions, based on Farm Bureau policy, that guide the direction of our more than 24,000 member farm and ranch organization. The board is seated at the state annual convention each November.

For more information about policy development, membership and leadership opportunities, contact Julie Murphree at (480) 635-3607 .

Front row  (left to right): Catherine Mann from Mammoth (Women's Leadership Director, cattle, alfalfa and cotton), Richie Kennedy from Casa Grande (AZFB Second Vice President, cattle feedlot & feed crops), Stefanie Smallhouse  from Redington (Arizona Farm Bureau President, cattle & forage crops), John Boelts from Yuma (AZFB First Vice President, vegetables), Sine Kerr  from Buckeye (Women's Chair, dairy).

Second row  (left to right): Clay Overson from Kingman (Cattle), Sharla Mortimer from Dewey (Cattle, Plant Nursery, and Agritourism), Cecil Pratt  of Wellton (Citrus, Cotton & Produce), Ava Alcaida  from Parker (cattle, cotton, hay & onion seed), Mark Freeman from Mesa (Corn and produce), Rick Evans from Gilbert (Produce and Sweet Corn) and Sherry Saylor from Buckeye (AZFB Ex-Officio, Vice Chair of the American Farm Bureau Women’s Leadership Committee, row crops).

Third row
 (left to right): Donald Merrell from Duncan (cattle), Marguerite Tan  from Taylor (Agribusiness), Sonia Gasho from Pearce (cattle), Benny Aja from Williams (cattle), Cassie Lyman from Payson (Cattle), Ashley Jeffers-Sample (YF&R Chair, U of A Extension) and Dr.  Shane Burgess  of Tucson (AZFB Ex-officio, U of A Dean of the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences). 

Back Row: Jack Mann from Mammoth (Cattle & Cotton), John Hart  from Willcox (Corn, alfalfa, Barley and Pinto Beans), Mike Norris from Casa Grande (Agribusiness), Jay Larson  from Thatcher (cotton, wheat & alfalfa), David Sharp from Yuma (Produce, alfalfa & cotton), and DeWayne Justice  from Waddell (citrus & cattle). 

Not Pictured : Lance Knight  from Springerville (cattle) and Barbara Predmore from Cottonwood (Wine grapes)