The Utah Farm Bureau Federation (UFBF) today announced that Spencer Gibbons will lead the organization as its new Chief Executive Officer. In that role Gibbons will oversee the Utah Farm Bureau staff and is responsible for providing administrative coordination among Utah Farm Bureau’s affiliated companies, with an emphasis to execution of UFBF policy.

Gibbons previously served as Chief Operating Officer for UFBF since 2020 and as a northern regional manager since he was hired in 2003. Gibbons replaces the late Dale Newton, who passed away in December 2021 from cancer.

“We’re really excited for Spencer and know he will do a great job leading our organization,” said Ron Gibson, President of the Utah Farm Bureau Federation. “His experience working with farmers in our counties, in implementing policy, working with our insurance agents, and his ease at building relationships makes him a great choice. Our future looks bright.”

Gibbons grew up in Lewiston, Cache County on a multi-generational dairy farm and completed his Ag Business & Economics degree from Utah State University. Gibbons continues to be involved in the family dairy with his brother and cousins. He and his wife Krista live in Richmond, Utah and have four children.

“I look forward to this new challenge and am excited to see how we can further serve our members and connect all Utah families to the ‘Miracle of Agriculture’,” Gibbons said. “Our staff are dedicated to the mission of the Utah Farm Bureau, and I’m confident we’ll continue to deliver premium services to our members.”

About the Utah Farm Bureau

The Utah Farm Bureau Federation is the largest general farm and ranch organization in the state with more than 32,000 member families. Its mission is to inspire all Utah families to connect, succeed and grow through the miracle of agriculture. It strives to bring value to every citizen and community through love of God, family, country, and the land through political action, educational and informational means. The Farm Bureau is based on grassroots policies developed by members at the local, county, state and national levels. It is affiliated with the American Farm Bureau Federation, the world’s largest general farm organization, with approximately six million family members in 50 states and Puerto Rico. For more information, go to the Utah Farm Bureau website at, ‘Utah Farm Bureau’ on Facebook, @UtahFarmBureau on Twitter, Utah Farm Bureau on Instagram, or on YouTube at

Media Contacts:

Matt Hargreaves, Vice President of Communications – Utah Farm Bureau Federation,