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): Vickie Parks from Flagstaff (Women's Director, cattle),Catherine Mann from Mammoth (Women's Leadership Chair, cattle, alfalfa and cotton), Stefanie Smallhouse from Redington (Arizona Farm Bureau President, cattle & forage crops), John Boelts from Yuma (AZFB First Vice President, vegetables), Sherry Saylor from Buckeye (AZFB Ex-Officio, Vice Chair of the American Farm Bureau Women’s Leadership Committee, row crops).
Second row (left to right): Sharla Mortimer from Dewey (Cattle, Plant Nursery, and Agritourism), Donald Merrell from Duncan (cattle), Cassie Lyman from Payson (Cattle), John Hart from Willcox (Corn, alfalfa, Barley and Pinto Beans), Sonia Gasho from Pearce (cattle), Ava Alcaida from Parker (cattle, cotton, hay & onion seed), Clay Overson from Kingman (Cattle), and Bob Flake of Snowflake (sod grass).
Third row (left to right): Philip Bashaw (Arizona Farm Bureau CEO), Benny Aja from Williams (Cattle), Jim Graham (dairy), Lance Knight from Springerville (Cattle), David Sharp from Yuma (Produce, alfalfa & cotton), and Nich Kenny (ag management).
Not Pictured: Richie Kennedy from Casa Grande (Arizona Farm Bureau 2nd Vice President, Cattle and crops), Ashley Jeffers-Sample (YF&R Chair, U of A Extension), Dr. Shane Burgess from Tucson (AZFB Ex-officio, U of A Dean of the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences), Jack Mann from Mammoth (Cattle & Cotton), Mike Norris from Casa Grande (Agribusiness), Jay Larson from Thatcher (cotton, wheat & alfalfa), DeWayne Justice from Waddell (citrus & cattle), Mark Freeman from Mesa (Produce), and Barbara Predmore from Cottonwood (Wine grapes), Rick Evans from Gilbert (Produce and Sweet Corn).