Shannon Douglass was elected first vice president of the California Farm Bureau Federation in December 2017 and was re-elected in 2019 and again in 2021.
Douglass is a director of the Glenn County Farm Bureau and a former 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 also graduated from the California Agricultural Leadership Program.
She is an owner of Douglass Ranch, which raises beef cattle, sunflowers, pumpkins, corn and forage crops, and 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 and chair of the Orland High School Career Technical Education committee. She is a former director of the Glenn County Resource Conservation District.
Her previous experience includes serving as a consultant on talent recruitment, social media and communications for agricultural clients; lecturing on agricultural topics at both Butte College and California State University, Chico; developing a career-awareness program for the California Association of Pest Control Advisers; and serving as outreach and retention coordinator for the CSU Chico College of Agriculture.
Douglass earned a bachelor’s degree in agriculture and a master’s degree focused on agricultural policy, each from CSU Chico.