Farm Bureau Leaders

Farm Bureau Leaders

The Arizona Farm Bureau Board of Directors is made up of volunteer leaders from all 13 active county Farm Bureaus. This board makes decisions, based on Farm Bureau policy, that guide the direction of our 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 Jim Klinker at (480) 635-3602 .

Front row  (left to right):  Sine Kerr  from Buckeye (standing, Women's Director, dairy),  Stefanie Smallhouse  from Reddington (AZFB 1st Vice President, cattle & feed crops),  Kevin Rogers  from Mesa (AZFB President, hay & cotton),  John Boelts  from Yuma (AZFB 2nd Vice President, vegetables), and  Sherry Saylor  from Buckeye (AZFB Ex-Officio, Vice Chair of the American Farm Bureau Women’s Leadership Committee, cotton).

Second row  (left to right):  Jim Klinker  from Mesa (AZFB Chief Administrative Officer),  John Hart  from Willcox (Corn, alfalfa Barley and Pinto Beans),  Jack Mann  from Mammoth (Cattle & Cotton),  Catherine Mann  from Mammoth (Women's Leadership Director, Cattle & Cotton),  Stephen Klump  from Willcox (cattle, construction),  Ava Alcaida  from Parker (cattle, cotton, hay & onion seed),  Rick Evans  from Gilbert (Sweet Corn & hay),  Mark Freeman  from Mesa (Corn and produce),  Mark Loghry  from Yuma (citrus trees & produce),  Marguerite Tan  from Taylor (Agribusiness),  Angie Newbold  of Prescott (Cattle).

Third row
 (left to right):  Donald Merrell  from Duncan (cattle),  DeWayne Justice  from Waddell (citrus & cattle),  Bill Kerr  from Buckeye (dairy),  Jay Larson  from Thatcher (cotton, wheat & alfalfa),  Cecil Pratt  of Wellton (Citrus, Cotton & Produce),  Richie Kennedy  from Casa Grande (cattle feedlot & feed crops),  Kacie Tomerlin  from Humboldt (cattle),  Lindsay Statler  from Dewey (Flowers & Vegetables),  Jim Parks  from Flagstaff (cattle), and  Jonathan Dinsmore  of Yuma (AFBF Young Farmer & Rancher Committee, Alfalfa, vegetables & Cotton) .

Not Pictured : Clay Overson  from Kingman (Cattle),  Lance Knight  from Springerville (cattle), Dr.  Shane Burgess  of Tucson (AZFB Ex-officio, U of A Dean of the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences), and  Cassie Lyman  from Payson (YF&R Chair, Cattle). 

Commodity Advisory Committee Chairs

  • John Boelts from Yuma (Horticulture & Specialty crops)
  • Mark Loghry from Yuma (Citrus)
  • Marguerite Tan from Taylor (Air & Water Quality)
  • Gary Mortimer from Dewey (Beef)
  • Carmen Auza from Casa Grande (Sheep & Goat)
  • Jean Anderson from Phoenix (Equine)
  • Brandon Brooks from Buckeye (cotton) 
  • Lee Banning from Laveen (Hay & Forage)
  • Kelly Moss from Litchfield Park (Dairy)
  • Open (Labor)
  • DeWayne Justice from Waddell (Water)
  • Reid Rodger from Glendale (Ag Nursery & Greenhouse)
  • Tim Dunn from Yuma (Wheat & Grain)