Chairman - Washakie County
Tom Clark was born and raised on the family farm in Worland, WY. In 1973, after attending the University of Wyoming for one year he started farming full time with his father and brother. He has been farming sugar beets for 45 years. Tom served as a director for the Washakie Beet Growers Association for 15 years and now serves on the Board of Directors for Wyoming Sugar Co. for the last 3 years. He served as a director for the Big Horn Coop Marketing Association and presently serves as a director for the Lower Hanover Canal Association. He also is a religious education teacher for Middle School youth at his Church. Tom and his wife have 2 grown children and 3 grandchildren.
Secretary - Washakie County
Landis Benson, a life-long resident of Wyoming, is the former President of Hake Realty, a northern Wyoming Real Estate Brokerage Company of which he owned until the sale of the company in 2019. He served as the Responsible Broker from 1989-2019. He has been with Hake Realty since 1978 where prior to becoming Responsible Broker and President he was a broker and sales agent. Mr. Benson has served the Wyoming Association of REALTORS in many capacities over the years including serving as President in 2016. Mr. Benson served as a Board member of the Wyoming Community Development Authority from 1995 to 2002 and was Chairman of the Board from 1997 to 1999. He is a former Board member of the Stockgrowers State Bank and later served on the advisory board of American National Bank in Worland. In addition, Mr. Benson served as a founding Board member of the Wyoming Sugar Company board of managers and currently serves as Secretary of the Board. Civic involvement includes service on the City of Worland Planning Commission, Gottsche Foundation Board of Trustees Executive Committee, chairman of the congregation at St. Luke's Lutheran Church in Worland, WY. Mr. Benson, now mostly retired, spends some time consulting with Hake Realty on financial and technical matters, gardening, building furniture in his woodworking shop and volunteers his time to many charitable and non-profit organizations.
David J. Bostrom
Mr. Bostrom is the President, Bostrom Enterprises, LLC. Earned the BS and MS in Civil Engineering from the University of Wyoming. Past Chair of the Wyoming Business Alliance/Wyoming Heritage Foundation; former governor of Rotary District 5440; Past Member and past President of the University of Wyoming Board of Trustees. Former Member of the Washakie Economic Council, Big Horn Basin Marketing Council, and the Industrial Development Committee of the Worland Chamber of Commerce. Formerly married to Jeri Bostrom (deceased); children Brian Kelley, Paul Kelley, and Preston Bostrom.
Vance Lungren Jr.
Vance Lungren Jr. is a 4th generation farmer here in Worland, WY. His great grandfather worked as sugar beet labor in the fields and factories before he was able to secure some land in Worland, WY, and began working his own land. Vance now farms with his grandfather, father, and brother.Vance went to college at the University of Wyoming, earning an Ag. Business Degree. Vance has served on; Farm Credit Nominating Committee, Washakie County Watershed Steering Committee, and Zion Lutheran Church Consistory.
Robert Shelton was born and raised in Worland, WY and grew up working on his family’s ranch and farm in the Big Horn Basin. He earned an Associate’s degree in Agricultural Business from Iowa Western Community College in Council Bluffs, IA, and a Bachelor’s degree in Agricultural Business from Northwest Missouri State University in Maryville, MO. After graduation Robert got hired on with Fredrick Harvesting where he worked for two years combining wheat, corn, and canola all the way from Texas up to North Dakota. After his two years on the road Robert came back to Worland where he and his wife Kayla are currently buying into Dan & Alecka Madden’s farm.
John W. Snyder Jr.
John and his wife Janet have been farming in Worland since 1981 as a partner in Sage Creek Land and Cattle Co. He currently serves as President. A fourth-generation farmer, he raises sugarbeets, malt barley, corn and alfalfa hay.He and Janet have two sons—Jason and his wife Kaylan, and daughters Abigail and Eliza of Lewisville TX, and Steve and his wife Jamie, and daughter Sophia of Worland.John has served as President of the American Sugarbeet Growers Association, President of the Washakie Beet Growers Association, President of Washakie County Farm Bureau, President of Worland Area Chamber of Commerce, Washakie Development Association, Washakie Co Planning Commission, Washakie County Solid Waste Board, President of the Worland Football Fanatics, and was a member of Wyoming LEAD Class III.Currently he serves as a board member of the American Sugarbeet Growers Association (serving on the Executive, Biotechnology and Research, and Political Action Committees), Mexico Task Force for Sugar, Treasurer of the Upper Bluff Irrigation District, President of the Worland Bench Drainage District, ANB Bank Advisory Board, and President of Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church Consistory.
Big Horn County
Richard Russell was born and raised in Basin, WY. He is a first generation farmer, raising beets for the last twenty-five years. He got his BS in Accounting at the University of Wyoming. After passing his CPA exam, he came back to Basin to practice accounting with his father. He is the president of the Big Horn Canal Irrigation District and serves on the Board of Directors at Big Horn Federal. He lives with his wife and four children on their farm outside of Basin.
Big Horn County
Bryce Vigil is a 4th generation farmer from Manderson, Wy. His family has farmed the area for over 100 years. Bryce currently is a partner in Michael Vigil Farms Inc. and has been for the past 10 years. They raise multiple crops, have a feed yard, and run a cow calf operation. Along with the Wyoming Sugar Board, Bryce has also served on the Farm Credit Services Nominating Board as well as the Nowood Water Improvement District.
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