The 2012-2013 OFB Board of Directors: front row from left: Roberta Valladao, 4th vice president & WAC chair; Tracey Liskey, 1st vice president; Peggy Browne, 2nd vice president; Barb Iverson, 3rd vice president; and Barry Bushue, president. Standing from left: Peter Kenagy, Region 10; Jason Flowers, YF&R Chair; Bruce Chapin, Region 15; Dave Dillon, EVP; Pete Postlewait, Region 7; Sharon Waterman, Region 12; K.C. VanNatta, Region 14; Dean McAllister, Region 6; Dean Freeborn, Region 9; Lyndon Kerns, Region 4; Jeff Thomas, Region 3; Wade Flegel, Region 5; Bill Ryan, Region 11; Dale Buck, Region 8; Eugene Hawes, Region 2; Larry Lear, Region 1; Rick Epp, Region 16; and Dan Anderson, Region 13.
As a grassroots organization, the OFB Board of Directors is comprised of volunteer leaders — farmers and ranchers who take time away from their fields or livestock to make a difference for Oregon agriculture.
All of our policy and political priorities develop from a time-tested, democratic process, beginning at the county level. Positions, ideas, and initiatives then make their way to the OFB annual convention, where Farm Bureau members from around the state meet to discuss and vote upon the organization’s goals for the coming year.
To contact an OFB Board member, email a request to OFB by clicking on the board member’s name.
2011 OFB Board of Directors
President Barry Bushue runs a family nursery, berry, and flowering basket operation near Boring.
1st Vice President Tracey Liskey is a flower, hay, beef, and fish producer based in Klamath Falls.
2nd Vice President Peggy Browne is a cattle rancher from North Powder.
3rd Vice President Barb Iverson grows tulips in Woodburn.
4th Vice President/Women’s Advisory Council Chair Roberta Valladao runs a ranch in Bly.
Region 1 (Gilliam, Morrow, Umatilla)
Larry Lear is a retired wheat and hog producer from Condon.
Region 2 (Baker, Union, Wallowa)
Eugene Hawes is a cattle rancher based in Baker City.
Region 3 (Grant, Harney)
Jeff Thomas is an orchardist based in Kimberly.
Region 4 (Klamath, Lake)
Lyndon Kerns raises cattle and hay in Klamath Falls.
Region 5 (Crook, Deschutes, Jefferson, Wheeler)
Wade Flegel is a farmer from Prineville.
Region 6 (Hood River, Sherman, Wasco)
Dean McAllister grows cherries in The Dalles.
Region 7 (Clackamas, Multnomah)
Pete Postlewait of Clackamas Co. Farm Bureau grows row crops in Aurora.
Region 8 (Clatsop, Tillamook)
Dale Buck is a retired dairyman based in Cloverdale.
Region 9 (Polk, Yamhill)
Dean Freeborn produces grass seed, hay, and cattle in Rickreall.
Region 10 (Benton, Lincoln, Linn)
Peter Kenagy operates a family farm in Albany.
Region 11 (Jackson, Josephine)
Bill Ryan raises cattle and hay on his ranch in White City.
Region 12 (Coos, Curry)
Sharon Waterman produces timber and raises cattle and sheep in Bandon.
Region 13 (Malheur)
Dan Andersen is a farmer from Ontario.
Region 14 (Columbia, Washington)
KC VanNatta has forestland and cattle in Rainier.
Region 15 (Marion)
Bruce Chapin grows cherries and hazelnuts in Salem.
Region 16 (Lane, Douglas)
Rick Epp produces hay in Roseburg. 541-679-1565
Young Farmers & Ranchers Chair
Jason Flowers raises grain and hay in Klamath Falls.
Dr. Larry Curtis - Associate Dean, College of Ag Sciences, Oregon State University
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