Spencer Gibbons, Chief Executive Officer (CEO)
Spencer reports to the Board of Directors. Gibbons oversees 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.
Darren Hedin, Chief Financial Officer
Darren reports to the CEO and has the primary responsibility for financial management of the Utah Farm Bureau and assisting County Farm Bureaus with financial concerns.
Wade Garrett, VP - Advocacy & Strategic Relationships
Wade reports to the CEO and has the responsibility of building strategic relationships and overseeing state and national legislative and regulatory affairs.
Terry Camp, MPP, VP - Public Policy
Terry reports to the CEO and has responsibilities with policy development & implementation, as well as overseeing state and national legislative and regulatory affairs.
AJ Ferguson, Vice President - Membership Analysis and Information Technology
AJ reports to the CEO and is responsible for membership analysis and UFBF's technology services. AJ heads the Utah Farm & Home Safety Program, which helps create a safer workplace and prevents worker injuries. He manages Utah Farm Bureau's Ag Trade Show, and the Utah Farm Bureau building.
Matt Hargreaves, MPA, APR. Vice President - Communications & Utah Farm and Fork Editor
Matt reports to the CEO and develops marketing communications strategies, builds media relations, coordinates all public relations activities, direct social media, manages media inquiries and interview requests, direct outreach efforts, builds relationships with thought leaders to grow agriculture awareness, advises and serves as the editor for all Utah Farm Bureau publications. Matt is responsible for policy & advocacy outreach communications, and spokesperson training. Matt is the team lead for the UFBF website.
Susan Furner, Vice President - Consumer Engagement. Promotion & Education and Women's Leadership Committee Coordinator
Susan reports to the CEO and oversees the organization's consumer engagement. She coordinates the Promotion & Education Committee, as it develops and implements programs and activities designed to engage and connect with consumers. Furner is also the coordinator for the state Women's Committee as they work to foster leadership development, promote Ag education, communicate Ag stories, and encourage political involvement. Her responsibilities also include member benefits, and leadership development.
Julia Misiego, Farmers Market Coordinator
Julia manages Utah Farm Bureau's Murray Farmers Market and South Jordan Farmers Market. She serves as a content editor for the UFBF website
- julia.misiego @ fbfs.com
Hannah Haslam, Member Services Coordinator
Hannah is responsible for the Utah Farm Bureau's Member Benefit program. She also processes membership and various reports related to membership. Hannah is also the YF&R Program assistant and helps with Discussion Meets, YF&R Awards Program, FFA Activities, YF&R Leadership Conferences, and coordinates Washington DC Congressional trips for YF&R. She is staff support for Century Club membership, and is the point of contact for sending out county invitations for county events such as annual banquets, and takes care of UFBF mailing services. Hannah is a content editor and food contributor for the UFBF website.
Clayton Beckstead, Executive Director for the Miracle of Agriculture Foundation & Director of Field Services
Clayton reports to the Board of Directors in his Foundation role, and to the Chief Operating Officer. The Miracle of Agriculture Foundation is the charitable arm of the Utah Farm Bureau Federation. Some of the purposes of the foundation include assisting the poor and underprivileged, assistance and relief during disasters, emergencies and temporary hardships, with particular emphasis on those persons and communities involved in agriculture. As the Director of Field Services, Clayton covers Utah and Wasatch Counties, and also manages the other Field Staff.
Sakia White, Central & Northeastern Regional Manager
As a Regional Manager, Sakia will work with and motivate volunteers members in assigned counties as the first point of contact with Utah Farm Bureau. Her responsibilities include leadership development, developing membership acquisition strategies, policy development, legislative & Farm Bureau policy implementation, County Farm Bureau support, and serving as a liaison for farmers & ranchers with public agencies. Sakia covers Davis, Morgan, Salt Lake, Summit, Tooele, and Weber Counties
Troy Henrie, Southern Regional Manager
As a Regional Manager, Troy will work with and motivate volunteers members in assigned counties as the first point of contact with Utah Farm Bureau. His diverse responsibilities include leadership development, developing membership acquisition strategies, policy development, legislative & Farm Bureau policy implementation, County Farm Bureau support, and serving as a liaison for farmers & ranchers with public agencies. Troy covers Beaver, Emery, Garfield, Grand*, Iron, Kane, Piute, San Juan, Washington, and Wayne Counties. (* Daggett and Grand Counties do not currently have organized County Farm Bureaus, and instead meet with Uintah and San Juan County Farm Bureaus respectively.)
Sadie Sweat, Executive Assistant & Event Planner
As the executive assistant and event planner, Sadie is the main contact for UFBF Officers and Board of Directors. Responsibilities include travel arrangements, meeting set-up, and anything related to Utah Farm Bureau events.
Aubree Thomas, Communications & Miracle of Ag Foundation Coordinator
Aubree has responsibilities over social media for the Utah Farm Bureau, and assists with other communications activities. She reports to the Vice President of Communications, and also has responsibilities over communications activities for the Miracle of Agriculture Foundation.
Sadie Carroll, Accounting
Sadie reports to the CFO and processes accounts payable and accounts receivable, enters transactions into Quickbooks, researches to verify account transactions and resolves account discrepancies. She also produces monthly and quarterly membership reports.