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Contact Us

  • State Office
    (208) 232-7914
    Shipping: 275 Tierra Visa Drive Pocatello, ID 83201
    Mailing: PO Box 4848 Pocatello, ID 83205-4848
  • Boise Office
    (208) 342-2688
    500 W. Washington Boise, ID 83702-5965

Idaho Farm Bureau Staff

Administrative Services Division
  • Rick D. Keller
    Chief Executive Officer
    Pocatello Office

     

  • Dennis Brower
    Assistant Executive Vice President
    Pocatello Office



  • Cara Dyer
    Director of Administrative Services
    Pocatello Office




  • Tyler Zollinger
    Assistant Treasurer
    Pocatello Office




  • Peggy Moore
    Member Services/Assistant YF&R Committee Coordinator
    Pocatello Office





  • Dixie Ashton
    Public Relations/Member Benefits Assistant
    Pocatello Office




  • Melissa Nelson
    Commodities and Marketing Assistant/Women's Committee Coordinator
    Pocatello Office




Governmental Affairs Division
  • Russ Hendricks
    Director of Governmental Affairs, Agra-PAC Coordinator
    Boise Office

    Issue Areas: Taxes, Livestock, Public Lands, Private Property Rights

  • Dennis Tanikuni
    Assistant Director of Governmental Affairs
    Boise Office

    Issue Areas: Commodities, Fish & Wildlife, Transportation, National Affairs Coordinator


  • Braden Jensen
    Energy & Natural Resource Specialist
    Boise Office

    Issue Areas: Energy, Natural Resources, Labor, Water

  • Julie Araquistain
    Governmental Affairs Representative/Boise Office Manager
    Boise Office




Public Relations Division
Organization Division
  • Justin Patten
    Director of Organization and Member Services
    Pocatello Office



  • Chuck Garner
    Regional Manager, South Central Idaho
    Boise Office




  • Bob Smathers
    Regional Manager, North Idaho/Assistant Convention Coordinator
    Moscow, Idaho





  • Brody Miller
    Regional Manager, Southwest Idaho YF&R Committee Coordinator
    Boise Office





  • Tyrel Bingham
    Regional Manager, Upper Snake River Valley
    Pocatello Office
  • Ott Clark
    Regional Manager, Southeast Idaho
    Pocatello Office
  • Joel Benson
    Manager of Member Benefits & Digital Marketing/Convention Coordinator
    Pocatello Office

     

     

     

Commodities & Marketing
  • Zak Miller
    Coordinator of Commodity & Marketing/Manager of Farm Bureau Marketing Association
    Pocatello Office




Idaho Farm Bureau Board of Directors

  • Bryan Searle
    President

    Bryan Searle was elected President of the Idaho Farm Bureau in 2015. He previously served as a director on the Idaho Farm Bureau State Board from 1991-2015. President Searle and his wife, Mary, own and operate a farm where they produce potatoes, grain, and hay. They also partner with Grain Brokerage Co. Bryan and Mary enjoy their five children and grandchildren, and they reside in Shelly, Idaho.

  • Vice President
    Mark Trupp
    Vice President

    Mark Trupp was elected Vice President of the Idaho Farm Bureau in 2010.  He previously served as a director to the Idaho Farm Bureau State Board from 1990-2015. Mark and his wife, Patti, produce malt barley, wheat, & alfalfa. They enjoy their seven children and grandchildren, and they reside in Driggs, Idaho.

  • Chris Dalley
    District 1

    Chris Dalley was elected and has served as a director to the Idaho Farm Bureau State Board since 2007. Chris runs a cow-calf operation. Chris and his wife, Kimmel, enjoy their three children and were born and raised in Snake River, Idaho.

  • Dan Garner
    District 1

    Dan Garner was elected and has served as a director to the Idaho Farm Bureau State Board since 2015. Dan produces hay, grain, beef cattle, and specialty crops. Dan and his wife, Sherri-Jo, enjoy their four children and reside in Clifton, Idaho.

  • Austin Tubbs
    District 1

    Austin Tubbs was elected and has served as a director to the Idaho Farm Bureau State Board since 2016. Austin produces alfalfa, wheat, oats, and has a cow-calf operation. Austin and his wife, Maysi, enjoy their five children and reside near Malad, Idaho.

  • Danny Ferguson
    District 2

    Danny Ferguson was elected and has served as a director to the Idaho Farm Bureau State Board since 2002. Danny produces hay, barley, wheat, corn silage, and cattle. Danny and his wife, Margene, enjoy their five children and grandchildren, and they reside in Rigby, Idaho.

  • Scott Steele
    District 2

    Scott Steele was elected and has served as a director to the Idaho Farm Bureau State Board since 2009. Scott runs a cattle feeding operation as well as alfalfa, and corn silage. Scott and his wife, Cheryl, enjoy their two children and reside in Idaho Falls, Idaho.

  • Stephanie Mickelsen
    District 2

    Stephanie Mickelsen was elected and has served as a director to the Idaho Farm Bureau State Board since 2015. Stephanie produces potatoes, wheat, and canola. Stephanie and her husband, Mark, enjoy their four children and grandchildren, and they reside in Idaho Falls, Idaho.

  • Gerald Marchant
    District 3

    Gerald Marchant was elected and has served as a director to the Idaho Farm Bureau State Board since 1997. Gerald runs a cattle operation. Gerald and his wife, Celia, enjoy their six children and grandchildren, and they reside in Oakley, Idaho.

  • Rick Pearson
    District 3

    Rick Pearson was elected and has served as a director to the Idaho Farm Bureau State Board since 2001. Rick produces alfalfa, silage corn, grain corn, wheat, barley, and dry beans. Rick and his wife, Susan, enjoy their daughter, Emily, and reside in Hagerman, Idaho.

  • Rick Brune
    District 3

    Rick Brune was elected and has served as a director to the Idaho Farm Bureau State Board since 2013.  Rick produces alfalfa, malt barley, garden beans, commercial beans, and corn.  Rick and his wife, Morgan, enjoy their four children and reside in Kimberly, Idaho. 

  • Tracy Walton
    District 4

    Tracy Walton was elected and has served as a director to the Idaho Farm Bureau State Board since 2009. Tracy produces wheat, corn, hay, beans, beets, and seed crops. Tracy and his wife, Sherri, enjoy their six children and grandchildren, and they reside in Emmett, Idaho.

  • Cody Chandler
    District 4

    Cody Chandler was elected and has served as a director to the Idaho Farm Bureau State Board since 2011.  Cody produces alfalfa, beef, sheep and horses.  Cody and his wife, Britney, enjoy their four children and reside in Weiser, Idaho. 

  • Luke Pearce
    District 4

    Luke Pearce was elected and has served as a director to the Idaho Farm Bureau State Board since 2013.  Luke produces seed stock, cow calf, horses, and grass.  Luke and his wife, Amber, enjoy their four children and reside in New Plymouth, Idaho.

  • Marjorie French
    District 5

    Marjorie French was elected and has served as a director to the Idaho Farm Bureau State Board since 1998.  Marjorie produces timber, hay and and ownes land in the Conservation Reserve Program (CRP).  Marjorie enjoys her three children and grandchildren, and she resides in Princeton, Idaho. 

  • Tom Daniel
    District 5

    Tom Daniel was elected and has served as a director to the Idaho Farm Bureau State Board since 2012.  Tom produces alfalfa and grass hay, winter and spring wheat, canola, peas and beans.  Tom and his wife, Sandy, enjoy their three children and reside in Bonners Ferry, Idaho.

  • Bob Konen
    District 5

    Bob Konen was elected and has served as a director to the Idaho Farm Bureau State Board since 2016.  Bob produces wheat.  Bob and his wife, Molly, enjoy their two children and reside in Lewiston, Idaho. 

  • Women's Chairman
    Judy Woody
    Women's Chairman

    Judy Woody was elected and has served as a director to the Idaho Farm Bureau State Board since 2014.  Judy produces garden seed beans, dry edible beans, dry peas, alfalfa hay, malt barley, carrot seed, onion seed, field corn, cattle, and custom farming.  Judy and her husband, Brent, enjoy their three  children, and reside in Filer, Idaho.

  • Lanae Nalder
    YF&R Chairman

    LaNae Nalder was elected and has served as a director to the Idaho Farm Bureau State Board since 2016.  LaNae produces beef, grass hay, straw and manages an agriculture-based commercial trucking firm.  LaNae and her husband, Shad, enjoy their four children in Rupert, Idaho. 

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