Shannon Douglass

Shannon Douglass was elected as president of the California Farm Bureau in December 2023. She previously served three terms as first vice president, having been elected in 2017, 2019 and 2021.

Douglass has served as director of the Glenn County Farm Bureau and as chair of the CFBF Young Farmers and Ranchers State Committee. She is a graduate of the Leadership Farm Bureau program and participated in the American Farm Bureau Federation Partners in Advocacy Leadership program. She won the California YF&R Discussion Meet in 2007 and is a graduate of the California Agricultural Leadership Program. Her Farm Bureau service has also included numerous Farm Bureau committees at the state and National levels.

She is an owner of Douglass Ranch, which raises beef cattle, walnuts, sunflowers, pumpkins, corn, and forage crops in Orland. Additionally, she co-founded CalAgJobs, an online listing of employment opportunities in California agriculture.

Douglass serves on the Glenn County Fair Board of Directors and the advisory board for the Hamilton City FFA chapter. She is a former director of the Glenn County Resource Conservation District.

Her previous experience includes serving as a consultant on ag career awareness, talent recruitment, social media, and communications for agricultural clients, lecturing on agricultural topics at both Butte College and California State University, Chico.

Douglass earned a bachelor’s degree in agriculture with a minor in ag business and a master’s degree focused on agricultural policy, each from CSU Chico.

Shaun Crook
1st Vice President

Shaun Crook was elected 1st vice president of the California Farm Bureau Federation in December 2023. He previously served as 2nd vice president in 2019 and 2021.

Crook was elected president of the Tuolumne County Farm Bureau in 2015 and is a graduate of the Leadership Farm Bureau program. He chaired both the CFBF Economy and Farm Policy Issue Advisory Committee and the Commodity Policy Review Committee. He has also served on the CFBF Resolutions Committee.

A licensed timber operator, Crook is a vice president of a family timber business and a real estate agent specializing in ranch, commercial and residential properties. He is a member of TuCare, the Tuolumne County Alliance for Resources and Environment.

Crook earned a degree in agricultural business from California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo.

Ron Peterson
2nd Vice President

Ron Peterson was elected 2nd vice president of the California Farm Bureau in December 2023.

Peterson previously served on the California Farm Bureau Board of Directors, including three years as chairman of the finance committee. He graduated from the Leadership Farm Bureau program in 2004 and served as president of the Stanislaus County Farm Bureau in 2012-14.

Peterson is a cattle rancher and dairy farmer who also grows silage crops and almonds. He has 25 years of experience as a certified public accountant and has served as chief financial officer for Associated Feed & Supply Co.  and the Central Valley Production Credit Association.