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.