A Dedicated Team Achieving Industry Standards Meet Our Team Jim Farmer President Jim is the co-founder, co-owner, and President of Fort Boise Produce. He has spent the majority of his life in Nyssa, Oregon with his wife, Peggy. Together, they have five children. Jim attended the University of Utah where he obtained degrees in accounting and economics. Before founding Fort Boise Produce in 1982, Jim served in the United States Marine Corp, worked in public accounting at Touche Ross, and internal auditing at J.R. Simplot. Jim recently retired in 2020 from serving 10 years on the Board of Directors of Northwest Farm Credit Services, an Ag Lender with over $12 billion in assets. In his spare time, Jim enjoys snow skiing and scuba diving. Warren Farmer Co-Owner Warren is the co-founder and co-owner of Fort Boise Produce. He was born and raised in Nyssa, Oregon. Since the 1970’s Warren has operated Fort Boise’s partner farm, Deseret Farms, located in Nyssa. His crops include beans for seed, wheat, corn, and onions. He has one daughter, Kara, and two Grandchildren who live in Boise, Idaho. Warren loves the outdoors and spends his spare time traveling to new scuba diving locations, snow skiing, hunting, fishing, and boating in McCall and Lake Owyhee. Joe Farmer General Manager Joe is the General Manager of Fort Boise Produce, where he has worked since 2003. Joe grew up in Nyssa, Oregon and has been involved in the family farming and packing operation his entire life. Joe attended the University of Utah where he obtained a B.S. in finance. Joe worked for several years at Qwest Communications in management positions in both Salt Lake City, Utah and Phoenix, Arizona. Since Joe's return to Fort Boise Produce, he has served on the Board of Directors of the Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Committee, a board which he chaired during the 2018-2019 onion season. For the past 19 years Joe has been serving on the Idaho/Eastern Oregon Marketing Order Export Committee, which he currently is chairman of. Joe resides in Nyssa, Oregon with his wife Tiffany and daughter Chloe. Stephen Parrott Chief Financial Officer [email protected] Stephen joined Fort Boise Produce as Chief Financial Officer in 2020. Stephen grew up on a row crop farm in Southern Idaho. He attended the University of Idaho and obtained a B.S. in Agribusiness. Stephen worked 9 years in the Ag Finance industry leading several different lending teams across Southwest Idaho at Northwest Farm Credit Services. Stephen is actively involved in the ag community. Currently serving on the board of the Idaho E. Oregon Fruit and Vegetable Association. Stephen is an active supporter of the Idaho FFA and local Chamber Ag Committees. Stephen lives in Nampa, ID with his wife Samantha and their three kids. Norma Burbank Office Manager Norma has been a crucial part of Fort Boise Produce’s success since 1997. She grew up in Parma, Idaho but has lived with her husband Monty in Nyssa, Oregon for several years. Together, they have one daughter and son-in-law, Paige & Jason and one Grandson, Payson. Norma attended Brigham-Young University in Provo, Utah for accounting and moved on to work for 1st National Bank of Oregon (7 years) and B&M Equipment (24 years) in Nyssa. She enjoys traveling near and far with her husband and family. Norma has been to Israel, Hong Kong, and parts of Europe. Additionally, she works as the Executive Secretary for the Nyssa-Nampa Beet Growers Association and travels all over the United States for their organization. Dave Larsen Packing Facility and Grower Relations Manager [email protected] Dave has been a fundamental part of the Fort Boise Produce team since 1997. He has spent the greater part of his life in Nyssa, Oregon and has three grown children. Prior to Fort Boise Produce, Dave worked for Simplot Soilbuilders for 20 years and the Nyssa Co-Op for 14 years. Dave is very involved in the community – working as a Nyssa volunteer fire fighter as well as a dedicated member of the Eagle’s Lodge in Nyssa. In his spare time, he enjoys fishing and camping. Zac Jacobs Food and Workplace Safety Coordinator [email protected] Zac was born and raised in Vale, OR. He graduated from Vale High School and attended college at Eastern Oregon University. After college Zac joined Fort Boise as the Food and Workplace Safety Coordinator and has been with us since the Spring of 2021. Alberto Campuzano Packing Facility Manager [email protected] Alberto has been an integral part of Fort Boise Produce since 1990. Alberto makes his home in Nyssa, Oregon. Alberto has three beautiful daughters and a son who keep him very busy! He takes pleasure in hunting, fishing, and playing the guitar. Roy Castro Shipping Manager [email protected] Roy has been an essential part of Fort Boise Produce since 1995. He lives in Nyssa, Oregon with his wonderful wife and three delightful daughters. Roy has previously worked for the Bureau of Land Management as a firefighter and in his spare time, he likes to fish, hunt and play darts. Jacob Gaschler Sales Manager [email protected] Jacob is our newest member to Fort Boise Produce tasked to lead our Sales Department. Jacob grew up in Ontario, Oregon. He attended Portland State University and obtained his B.S. in Public Health. After several years living in Western Oregon he moved back to the Treasure Valley. His professional background mostly comes from the tech industry where he held managerial roles for a local SaaS start up company. Jacob is eager to bring his perspective to the sales role for Fort Boise Produce while getting back to his roots in the produce industry. Jacob resides in Meridian, Idaho with his wife Annie and two daughters. Wally Sweet Farm Manager - Deseret Farms [email protected] Wally started at Fort Boise Produce in 2018. He was born and raised in Wilder, Idaho. Wally worked at Simplot Growers Solutions for 36 years retiring in 2016. Wally enjoys golfing, traveling and spending time with family. Together with his wife Julie they live outside of Vale, Oregon on their 200 acre ranch. Marvin Seuell Storage Manager Marvin started at Fort Boise Produce in 2015. He was born and raised in Nyssa, Oregon where he grew up on a farm. Marvin ran the farm for 20 years and worked for Nyssa CO-OP in fertilizing for 17 years. Eduardo Caldera Payroll and Accounting Specialist [email protected] Eduardo was born in Ontario, OR and raised in Nyssa, OR. His work experience includes agricultural work, sales, and most recently held the position of Client Relationship Consultant with US Bank in Nyssa. Upon US Bank closing the Nyssa Branch, Eduardo chose to pursue a career as the Payroll and Accounting Specialist here at Fort Boise and has been with us since January 2022. Eduardo currently lives in Nyssa with his beautiful wife of 6 years, Jessica. They are blessed with two children, a daughter, Adelina, and a son, Israel.