James D. “Jamie” Johansson was elected president of the California Farm Bureau in December 2017 and was re-elected in 2019. Johansson previously served as first vice president for two years. He became a statewide officer in 2009, when he was elected second vice president.
In 2021, he was elected to the American Farm Bureau Federation Board of Directors.
Johansson is a former chairman of the California Young Farmers and Ranchers State Committee and former vice president of the Butte County Farm Bureau. His service in Farm Bureau has included membership on a half-dozen other statewide advisory and policy recommendation committees.
He grows olives and citrus fruit in Oroville and operates an olive oil company, Lodestar Farms. He is a co-founder of the Sierra Oro Farm Trail Association and a former board member of the California Olive Oil Council.
Johansson served four years on the Oroville City Council, which selected him to serve as vice mayor. His community involvement also includes service on the Oroville Chamber of Commerce board. He received the Business Advocate of the Year award from the Chamber of Commerce and his farm was named Butte County Specialty Farm of the Year by the Economic Planning Corp.
Johansson attended the University of Alabama and Colorado State University, where he studied political science.Back