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Idaho Farm Bureau Federation Staff

State Office
275 Tierra Vista Drive
Pocatello ID 83201 (shipping)
PO Box 4848
Pocatello ID 83205-4848 (mailing)
(208) 232-7914
Boise Office
500 W. Washington
Boise ID 83702-5965
(208) 342-2688


Administrative Services Division (Pocatello)

Rick D. Keller Executive Vice President, Chief Executive Officer 208-232-7914 rkeller@idahofb.org
Dennis Brower Assistant Executive Vice President 208-239-4206 dbrower@idahofb.org
Cara Dyer Director of Adminstrative Services 208-239-4235 cdyer@idahofb.org
Tyler Zollinger Assistant Treasurer 208-239-4384 tzollinger@idahofb.org
Melissa Nelson Commodities and Marketing Assistant,
Women's Committee Coordinator
208-239-4421 mnelson@idahofb.org
Peggy Moore Member Services Assistant,
YF&R Committee Assistant
208-239-4271 pmoore@idahofb.org
 Dixie Ashton  Public Relations & Member Benefits Assistant 208-239-4279 dashton@idahofb.org

Governmental Affairs Division (Boise)

Russ Hendricks Director of Governmental Affairs,
Agra-PAC Coordinator
208-333-7082 rhendricks@idahofb.org
Dennis Tanikuni Assistant Director of Governmental Affairs 208-333-7083 dtanikuni@idahofb.org
Braden Jensen Energy & Natural Resource Specialist 208-333-7089 bjensen@idahofb.org 
Julie Araquistain Governmental Affairs Representative,
Boise Office Manager
208-333-7084 jaraquistain@idahofb.org


Public Relations Division (Pocatello)

John Thompson Director of Public Relations 208-239-4292 jthompson@idahofb.org


Public Relations Division (Boise)

Steve Ritter Video Services Manager 208-333-7087 sritter@idahofb.org
Jake Putnam Broadcast Services Manager 208-333-7090 jputnam@idahofb.org


Organization Division (Pocatello)

Justin Patten Director of Organization - Member Services
MAC Coordinator
208-239-4351 jpatten@idahofb.org 
Ott Clark Regional Manager, Southeast Idaho 208-569-9284 oclark@idahofb.org
Tyrel Bingham Regional Manager, Upper Snake River Valley 208-251-6148 tbingham@idahofb.org
Bob Smathers Regional Manager, North Idaho 208-596-6015 bsmathers@idahofb.org
Charles Garner  Regional Manager, South Central Idaho 208-333-7086 cgarner@idahofb.org
Brody Miller Regional Manager, Southwest Idaho,
YF&R Coordinator
208-333-7080 bmiller@idahofb.org 
Joel Benson Member Benefits Manager
Convention Coordinator
208-239-4289 jbenson@idahofb.org


Commodities & Marketing

Zak Miller Coordinator of Commodity & Marketing
Manager of Farm Bureau Marketing Association
208-239-4341 zmiller@idahofb.org