Jim Houston became administrator of California Farm Bureau Federation in April 2019.
Houston joined CFBF in October 2017 as manager of its Governmental Affairs Division. In January 2018, he assumed additional duties managing the CFBF Legal Services Division and serving as the organization’s administrative counsel.
Earlier, Houston served at the California Department of Food and Agriculture as deputy secretary for legislation and public engagement, then as department undersecretary. His career also includes work as a legislative staff member and for a Sacramento advocacy firm that represented agricultural clients.
Houston is a graduate of the University of California, Santa Barbara, and earned a law degree from the University of the Pacific McGeorge School of Law in Sacramento.Back