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 25,000-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): Nancy Caywood from Casa Grande (Women's Leadership Director, cotton and forage crops), Richie Kennedy from Casa Grande (Arizona Farm Bureau 2nd Vice President, Cattle and crops), Stefanie Smallhouse from Redington (Arizona Farm Bureau President, cattle & forage crops), John Boelts from Yuma (AZFB First Vice President, vegetables), and Ashley Menges from Safford ( Young Farmer and Rancher Chair, U of A Extension, Cattle).               

Second row, (left to right): Tim Petersen from Camp Verde (Cattle), Rick Evans from Gilbert (Produce and Sweet Corn), Angie Newbold from Payson (agribusiness), Benny Aja from Williams (Cattle), Stephen Klump from Wilcox (Construction and Cattle), Ben Menges from Safford (Cattle), Jim Goldman from Coolidge (Dairy), Sherry Saylor from Buckeye ( AZFB Ex-Officio, former Vice-Chair of the American Farm Bureau Women’s Leadership Committee, forage crops), Clayton Overson from Kingman (Cattle) and Philip Bashaw ( Arizona Farm Bureau CEO).                                                                      

Third row, (left to right): Ty Kelly from Alpine (Cattle), Sarah King from Tucson (Cattle), Michael  Norris from Casa Grande (Agribusiness), Nicholas Kenny from Buckeye (ag management), Myrle Marlatt from Yuma (Produce and seed crops), Reed Flake from Snowflake (cattle) and Sharla Mortimer from Dewey (Cattle, Plant Nursery, and Agritourism).   

Not pictured: Kristen Nelson from Parker (agribusiness, cotton and alfalfa), Sonia Gasho from Pearce (cattle), Hayley Andrus from Concho (cattle and Vet Medicine), Shawn Wood from Buckeye (Women's Leadership Chair, agribusiness), DeWayne Justice from Waddell (citrus & cattle),  Shane Burgess from Tucson (AZFB Ex-officio, U of A Dean of the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences), and Paul Brierley from Yuma (agribusiness).