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): Ashley Menges from Safford ( Young Farmer and Rancher Chair, U of A Extension, Cattle)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 Shawn Wood from Buckeye (Women's Leadership Chair, agribusiness).                                                                                      

Second row, (left to right): 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), Sarah King from Tucson (Cattle),  Marcos Moore from Yuma (Agri-business), Ty Kelly from Alpine (Cattle), Jordon John from Buckeye (Crops), Ben Menges from Safford (Cattle), Stephen Klump from Wilcox (Construction and Cattle), Sonia Gasho from Pearce (cattle), Myrle Marlatt from Yuma (Produce and seed crops), Jim Goldman from Coolidge (Dairy), Ronna Lindstrom (Arizona Farm Bureau CFO-Treasurer), Nancy Caywood from Casa Grande (Women's Leadership Director, cotton and forage crops), and Philip Bashaw ( Arizona Farm Bureau CEO-Secretary).                                                                    

Third row, (left to right): Tim Petersen from Camp Verde (Cattle), Reed Flake from Snowflake (cattle),  Angie Newbold from Payson (agribusiness), Benny Aja from Williams (Cattle), and Sharla Mortimer from Dewey (Cattle, Plant Nursery, and Agritourism).   

Not pictured:  Nicholas Kenny from Buckeye (ag management)Michael  Norris from Casa Grande (Agribusiness), Kristen Nelson from Parker (agribusiness, cotton and alfalfa), Hayley Andrus from Concho (cattle and Vet Medicine),  DeWayne Justice from Waddell (citrus & cattle),  and Shane Burgess, Ph.D., from Tucson (AZFB Ex-officio, U of A Dean of the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences).