District 1

Josh Jones

Troy, Idaho


Josh Jones of Troy was appointed by Governor Brad Little as the District 1 IBC Commissioner, effective July 1, 2022. Jones operates a mid-size diversified dryland farm in the Palouse region where he is focused on sustainability, soil health and maximizing crop production through holistic management practices.

District 2

Mike Wilkins

Rupert, Idaho


Mike Wilkins is a third generation barley producer in Minidoka County, where he farms barley, sugar beets and alfalfa with his son. Wilkins has been a long-time leader in Magic Valley water issues, serving on the Minidoka Irrigation District Board and Committee of Nine when the historic water agreement was crafted…

District 3

Allen Young

Blackfoot, Idaho


Allen Young has farmed in the Blackfoot area since 1982, first with his wife Jackie, and then in partnership with his sons as Young Family Farms since 2016, currently growing barley, wheat, and alfalfa on 3,000 irrigated acres. In addition, Allen earned a degree in Agricultural Economics from Brigham…

Industry Representative

JC Olson

Twin Falls, Idaho


The Idaho Barley Commission (IBC) appointed JC Olson, Barley Products Group Manager for Scoular, to a three-year term as Industry Representative for the Commission effective July 1, 2023. Olson, based in the Twin Falls Scoular office, brings a wealth of knowledge and deep passion for the barley industry to the board. In his current…

Executive Director

Laura Wilder

Caldwell, Idaho


Laura Wilder is a native Idahoan and the fifth generation of her family involved in Idaho agriculture. She grew up on her family’s ranch east of Caldwell where she was actively involved in the family beef and crop operation as well as 4-H and FFA programs. She earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Agricultural Journalism from Texas A&M University…

Office Manager

Wren Hernandez

Glenns Ferry, Idaho


Wren Hernandez moved to Idaho from California in March 2017. Prior to the move, Wren helped her husband start and run a successful construction company. She has worked in high volume construction company offices supervising over 100 employees as an Office Manager. Wren has also owned and operated a small Mexican restaurant.

Communications & Program Manager

Sydney Anderson was born and raised in Nampa, Idaho. In her youth, she was actively involved in 4-H and FFA programs at the local, state and national level. She has successfully earned two associate degrees in Agriculture Business and Equine Studies from the College of Southern Idaho.