Advisory Committee & Organizations


Every year at its annual meeting and conference, the Family Farm Alliance board of directors, with input provided by the Alliance Advisory Committee, establishes priority issues to engage in for the upcoming year. 

Meet our Contractors

Meet Our Board of Directors

Meet our ADVISORY COMMITTEE & organizations

Advisory Committee

Dave Anderson

Garrison Diversion Conservancy District, ND

Paul Arrington

Idaho Water Users Association

Ara Azhderian

Panoche Water District, CA

Samanth Barncastle

Barncastle Law Firm/Salopek 6U farms, Las Cruces, NM

Donald Barksdale 

Nampa Meridian Irrigation District, ID

Alexandria Biering 

Friant Water Authority, CA

Mike Britton

North Unit Irrigation District, Madras, OR


James Broderick

Southeastern Colorado Water Conservancy District, Pueblo, CO

Devin Brundage

Central Nebraska Public Power and Irrigation District, Holdrege, NE

Robert Cogan

Salt River Project, Phoenix, AZ

Michael Comesky

Nampa & Meridian Irrigation District, ID


Ken Curtis

Dolores Water Conservancy District, Cortez, CO

Aaron Dalling

Fremont-Madison Irrigation District, ID

Tom Davis

Yuma County Water Users Association, Yuma, AZ


Duane DeKrey

Garrison Diversion Conservancy District, Carrington, ND

Mark Deutschman

International Water Institute, Minneapolis, MN

Gina Dockstader

Imperial Irrigation District, Imperial, CA

Urban Eberhart, Chairman

Kittitas Reclamation District, WA

Dean Edgar

Burley Irrigation District, Burley, ID

Gary Esslinger

Elephant Butte Irrigation District, Las Cruces, NM

Pete Gile

Kansas-Bostwick Irrigation District

Mauricio Guardado

United Water Conservation District, CA

Dr. Larry Hicks

Little Snake River Conservation District, Baggs, WY

Craig Horrell

Central Oregon Irrigation District, Redmond, OR

Sheldon Jones

Soil Health Institute, Research Triangle Park, North Carolina

Kevin Kasberg

Central Valley Project Water Association, Sacramento, CA

Cary Keaten

Solano Irrigation District, Vacaville, CA

Doug Kemper

Colorado Water Congress, Denver, CO

Zane Kessler

Colorado River District, Glenwood Springs, CO

Tom Knutson

Water Management Solutions, St. Paul, NE

Mike LaPlant

Ephrata, WA

Matt Lukasiewicz

Loup Basin Reclamation District, Farwell, NE

David Mansfield


Fergus Morrisey

Orange Cove Irrigation District, Orange Cove, CA

Andy Mueller

Colorado River District, Glenwood Springs, CO

Wade Noble

Law Office of Wade Noble, Yuma, AZ

John O’Callaghan

South Columbia Basin Irrigation District, WA

Jason Peltier

Walnut Grove, CA

Scott Petersen, Vice Chair

San Luis & Delta-Mendota Water Authority, Los Banos, CA

Jason Phillips

Friant Water Authority, Lindsay, CA

Bill Plummer

Scottsdale, AZ

Rick Preston

Gering-Ft. Laramie Irrigation District, Lyman, NE

Pat Riley

Helena, MT

Adam Robin

Yuba Water Agency, CA

Clifford Searle

Burley Irrigation, Burley, ID

Ben Shawcroft

Truckee-Carson Irrigation District, Fallon, NV

Tina Shields

Imperial Irrigation District, CA

Patrick Sigl

Salt River Project, Phoenix, AZ 

April Snell

Oregon Water Resources Congress, Salem, OR

Roger Sonnichsen

Quincy Columbia Basin Irrigation District, WA

John Stuhlmiller

Washington State Water Resources Association, Olympia, WA

Jeff Sutton

Tehama-Colusa Canal Authority, Willows, CA

Chris Udall

Agri-Business and Water Council of Arizona, Mesa, AZ

Chris Voigt

Washington State Potato Commission, Moses Lake, WA

Bruce Whitehead

Animas-La Plata Water Conservancy District, Durango, CO

Brad Wind

Northern Water, Berthoud, CO

Eric Whyte

Ute Mountain Tribe, CO

Steve Wolff

Southwestern Water Conservation District, CO



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