Advisory Committee & Organizations


Meet our Contractors

Meet Our Board of Directors

Meet our ADVISORY COMMITTEE & organizations

Advisory Committee

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. 


  • Dave Anderson – Garrison Diversion Conservancy District, ND

  • Paul Arrington – Idaho Water Users Association

  • Ara Azhderian – Panoche Water District, CA

  • Donald Barksdale – Nampa Meridian Irrigation District, ID

  • Larry Bauman – Central Valley Project Water Association, Sacramento, CA

  • Alexandria Biering –  Friant Water Authority, CA

  • Mike Britton – North Unit Irrigation District, Madras, OR

  • James Broderick – Southeastern Colorado Water Conservancy District, Pueblo, CO

  • James Brower – Lower Yellowstone Irrigation Project, Sidney, MT
    Devin Brundage – Central Nebraska Public Power and Irrigation District, Holdrege, NE

  • Robert Cogan – Salt River Project, Phoenix, AZ

  • 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

  • Urban Eberhart – Kittitas Reclamation District, WA

  • Dean Edgar – Burley Irrigation District, Burley, ID

  • Gary Esslinger, Chairman – Elephant Butte Irrigation District, Las Cruces, NM

  • JB Hamby – Imperial Irrigation District, Imperial, CA

  • Pete Gile – Kansas-Bostwick Irrigation District

  • Dr. Larry Hicks – Little Snake River Conservation District, Baggs, WY

  • Rusty Jardine – Truckee-Carson Irrigation District, Fallon, NV

  • Sheldon Jones – Soil Health Institute, Research Triangle Park, North Carolina

  • Cary Keaten – Solano Irrigation District, Vacaville, CA




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

  • 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

  • Tom Myrum – Washington State Water Resources Association, Olympia, WA

  • Wade Noble – Law Office of Wade Noble, Yuma, AZ

  • Paul Orme – Paul R. Orme, P.C., Mayer, AZ

  • Antonio Ortega – Imperial Irrigation District, CA

  • Jason Peltier – Walnut Grove, CA

  • Scott Petersen – San Luis & Delta-Mendota Water Authority, Los Banos, CA

  • Jason Phillips – Friant Water Authority, Lindsay, CA

  • Clinton Pine – Nampa-Meridian Irrigation District, Nampa, ID

  • Bill Plummer – Scottsdale, AZ

  • Rick Preston – Gering-Ft. Laramie Irrigation District, Lyman, NE

  • Pat Riley – Helena, MT

  • Joe Rutledge – Tualatin Valley Irrigation District, Forest Grove, OR

  • Clifford Searle – Burley Irrigation, Burley, ID

  • Norman Semanko – Parsons Behle & Latimer, Boise, ID

  • April Snell – Oregon Water Resources Congress, Salem, OR

  • Dave Solem – South Columbia Basin Irrigation District, Pasco, 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



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