President Joe Biden today announced the appointment of a new Farm Service Agency (FSA) State Executive Director for Utah, along with a few other states. Mark Gibbons, a third generation dairy farmer from Lewiston, Utah, has been appointed the new FSA Executive Director in Utah.

“Here at USDA, we continue to add experienced and talented individuals to our state offices,” said Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack. “I have full confidence that each of these individuals will add knowledge and leadership to the dedicated team at the Department.”

FSA State Executive Directors oversee Farm Service Agency operations and agricultural policy implementation in the state. Each State Executive Director works with the State Committee to administer FSA programs and County office operations, develops and maintains stakeholder relationships with customers and other agencies and governments.

Gibbons and his family operate a 1200-acre farm where they milk roughly 700 cows each day. Prior to being named State Executive Director, Mark served as the Utah State Farm Service Agency Executive Director under President Obama, President of the Utah Farmers Union, President of the Dairy Producers of Utah, President of the Governors Agriculture Advisory Board, Vice President of the Western States Dairy Producers Trade Association, Utah State FFA Foundation Board member and on several other farm related committees. Gibbons lives in Lewiston with his wife Shanna. The couple has three sons, three daughters-in-law and eleven grandchildren.