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Board Members & Staff

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miranda blagg

Miranda has been a Farm Bureau Member since 2021. She works for the Dairy Council of California. 

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Matt Frank

President

Matt has been a Farm Bureau member for six years. He is currently the Senior Director of Vineyard Operations at Trinchero Family Estates in the Roseville area.  

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pat kirby

Secretary/Treasurer

Pat has been a Farm Bureau member since 2017. He currently works for A.L. Gilbert and is from Wilton. 

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Ken has been a Farm Bureau member since 1995. He currently raises turkeys and farms walnuts in Elk Grove. Ken also serves as the district 14 Director for California Farm Bureau. 

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Board Member

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dan roemer

Board Member

Dan has been a Farm Bureau member since 1990. He currently manages Roemer Farms where he farms hay and has an annual pumpkin patch in Sacramento. 

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mike wackman

Board Member

Mike has been a Farm Bureau member since 1990. He is the owner and winemaker at McConnell Estates Winery. Mike is a proud member of the Ag Foundation Board. 

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ken oneto

Executive Member

Ken has been a Farm Bureau member since 1994 and is the past Sacramento County Farm Bureau President. Ken farms a diversified crop system called KLM ranches in Elk Grove. 

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michael neuharth

Board Member

Michael has been a Farm Bureau member since 2019. He manages his family's diversified crop farm, Steamboat Acres. 

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mike tudesko

Board Member

Mike has been a Farm Bureau member since 1990. He raises cattle on his family ranch under the name Tudesko Ranch in Sloughhouse.

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Walt hardesty

1st Vice President

Walt has been a Farm Bureau member since 2004. He manages his family's cattle ranch in Elk Grove and produces under the name WH Beef. 

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jerry spencer

2nd Vice President

Jerry has been a Farm Bureau member since 2003. He works for Van Vleck Ranching and Resources Inc. out of Rancho Murieta

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virginia hemly-chhabra

Board Member

Virginia has been a Farm Bureau member since 2008. She currently manages Greene & Hemly packing shed in Courtland. Her most recent endeavors has her making pear and apple cider for a new tasting room. 

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john kyle quinn

Board Member

John Kyle Quinn has been a Farm Bureau member since 2019. He is currently working as a sales representative for Ag Seeds Unlimited. 

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jim vietheer

Board Member

Jim has been a Farm Bureau member since 2007. He works at an angus cattle ranch under the brand HAVE ANGUS in Wilton. 

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amber mcdowell

Executive Director

Amber has been a Farm Bureau member since 2007. She started as a county YF&R, served 3 years on State YF&R Committee, and worked 4 years as a Program Assistant at San Joaquin Farm Bureau Federation. She has been the Executive Director at Sacramento County Farm Bureau since 2022. 

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Russell van loben sels

Board Member

Russell has been a Farm Bureau member since 2004. He is a pear, wine grape, and row crop farmer in Courtland