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Meet Our Team

Jim Farmer

President

Email: jfarmer@fortboise.com

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

Email: wfarmer@fortboise.com

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

Email: joe@fortboise.com

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 16 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.

Ashley Robertson

Sales Manager

Email: ashley@fortboise.com

Ashley started at Fort Boise Produce in 2009. She was raised on a cattle ranch in Willowcreek, Oregon. Ashley graduated from Western Oregon University in 2006.

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Jessi Fife

Sales & Transportation

Email: jessi@fortboise.com

Jessi started at Fort Boise Produce in 2019. She was raised in Willowcreek, Oregon and moved back after college. Jessi graduated from Montana State University of Billings.

Norma Burbank

Office Manager

Email: norma@fortboise.com

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 Manager

Email: dave@fortboise.com

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.

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Alberto Campuzano

Packing Facility Manager

Email: albert@fortboise.com

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: roy@fortboise.com

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.

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Wally Sweet

Grower Relations/Food Safety

Email: wally@fortboise.com

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

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.

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Derinda Johnson

Secretary 

Email: derinda@fortboise.com

Derinda started at Fort Boise Produce in 2019. She was raised in Montrose, Colorado and moved to Idaho in 2011. Derinda graduated from Colorado State University. She is married to Lyndon, and together they have three wonderful children:  Riley, Nate, and Sidney.  Derinda was a teacher for 11 years in Greeley, Colorado.  She enjoys watching her kids play sports, reading, and travelling.

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