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District Directors

Blanche Comino

Paul Clark , District 1
Estrella, Shandon

While maintaining his Paso Robles based law practice, Paul Clark continues with his family's farming and ranching heritage producing wine grapes, cattle and olives. A former Farm Bureau President (2005-2007), Paul has served on many community outreach committies as a representative of the agriculture community. Paul and his wife, Gigi, reside in the Shandon area.

Ray Wiebe

Ray Wiebe, District 2
Adelaida, Templeton, Atascadero

Longtime Farm Bureau director Ray Wiebe, is a fourth-generation farmer in the Adelaida area west of Paso Robles. A lifelong resident of the family ranch, he currently farms close to 200 acres of grain and runs a small herd of Hereford/Angus crossbreds on 2,500 acres of grazing pasture. Ray has been a Farm Bureau director since 1985.

Steven Beck

Walt Nielsen , District 3
Pozo, Creston, Carrisa Plains

Paso Robles cattlemen and farmer Walt Nielsen has been an avid supporter of agriculture for more than 30 years. A Farm Bureau director for many years, Walt was chosen for the Agriculturist of the Year Award by Farm Bureau in 1996. Walt and his wife, Pam, reside at the 250-acre Twist Ranch in Paso Robles, specializing in purebred Red Brangus range bulls. Walt currently serves as president of the SLO County Agriculture Education Committee.

Tom Ikeda

Tom Ikeda, District 4
Arroyo Grande, Edna Valley, Nipomo

Former president of SLO Co. Farm Bureau (2004-2006), Tom Ikeda is a third-generation farmer in the Arroyo Grande Valley. He is the vice president of operations for Ikeda Bros. farming operation along with serving as secretary for the Pismo Oceano Vegetable Exchange. Tom earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Agricultural Science and Management from U. C. Davis. He is also a graduate of Leadership SLO and the California Agricultural Leadership Program. In addition to serving on many community and professional committees, Tom has coached youth basketball for the past twenty years.

Kate Magnuson

Jeff Buckingham , District 5
Cayucos, Cambria, Cal Poly

The Buckingham family operates a small, family-sized cow calf operation on Turri Road near Los Osos. Jeff graduated from Cal Poly in 1981 with a Dairy Science degree and has stayed active in SLO County ever since. Jeff has served as a board member and past Chair of the San Luis Obispo Chamber of Commerce. He is a board member of the Cuesta College Foundation, Past President of the Rotary Club of San Luis Obispo de Tolosa, and serves on the board of Softec. Jeff also serves as a board member of the competitive telecommunications trade association for California, CALTEL.