The Utah Farm Bureau Federation has hired Sakia (Brost) White as a regional manager, covering Davis, Morgan, Salt Lake, Summit, Tooele, and Weber Counties in Utah. In that role, White will assist County Farm Bureaus in their advocacy goals, and make sure concerns of farmers and ranchers throughout the countryside are heard.
"I'm very excited to work alongside Utah's farmers & ranchers, and to help them as they continue to feed, clothe and educate people across our country," White said.
Prior to coming to the Utah Farm Bureau, White was a student teacher at Mountain Crest High School in Hyrum. Originally from West Mountain (Payson) in Utah County, White and her husband currently live in Cache County. She grew up raising sheep in Utah County with her Great Grandpa Lee Jarvis and participating with FFA. Sakia was very involved in 4-H and FFA at Salem Hills high school, serving as chapter president, and later became Utah FFA President while attending Utah State University where she earned her degree in Agricultural Education in 2021.
“Though she's been involved with the Utah Farm Bureau for some time, we are happy to have Sakia join the Farm Bureau family as staff and look forward to her bringing her experiences on the farm to advocate for our members” said Dale Newton, Chief Executive Officer of the Utah Farm Bureau Federation.
Sakia can be reached at email@example.com.
Utah Farm Bureau Restructures Multiple Staff Positions
In addition to the hiring of White, multiple staff positions have been restructured. Emily Greene has been promoted to the role of Communications Specialist and Program Coordinator for the Miracle of Agriculture Foundation. Previously, Emily has been serving as an administrative assistant and foundation coordinator. Greene will be taking over the role left by Bailee Woolstenhulme, who recently accepted a position with Commissioner Craig Buttars at the Utah Department of Agriculture & Food. Green will assist in the federation's communication efforts, including writing, social media, and other projects. Greene will also contribute to communications efforts with the Foundation. Emily can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Hannah HaslamHannah Haslam has been promoted to Member Services Coordinator, and will work to develop, coordinate, and market all service-to-member programs. This will include managing the Utah Farm Bureau member benefits and finding new benefits to bring additional value to Utah Farm Bureau members, maintaining the 'FB Benefits' app, working with Farm Bureau Financial Services insurance agents on membership programs, ticket ordering, and membership advertising. Hannah will continue to provide program support for the YF&R program (including its Congressional Relations Tour), Hay Symposium, and voting delegates, and continue to write food articles for the website and magazine. Hannah can be contacted at email@example.com.
A Call for Applicants
As a last part of restructuring, the Utah Farm Bureau is seeking applicants for the Executive Administrative Assistant/Corporate Event Planner position. The application process will open Monday, June 21, and resumes will be accepted through Friday, July 9. Applications will be evaluated as they come in, and it is possible that leading candidates will be contacted to schedule interviews even before the application period closes. The job description is available HERE, and applicants are encouraged to email a cover letter and resume to firstname.lastname@example.org.