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, 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

Tom Knutson –  Water Management Solutions, St. Paul, NE

Mike LaPlant – Ephrata, WA

Matt Lukasiewicz – Loup Basin Reclamation District, Farwell, NE

David Mansfield – Arizona

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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