About Us

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Our Approach

Our Mission

Whatcom County Farm Bureau is a voluntary, grassroots advocacy organization representing the social and economic interests of farm and ranch families at the county level. By providing leadership and organizational skills, Farm Bureau seeks to gain public support on the issues affecting farm and ranch families.

Our Story

Meet the Board Of Directors

Ben Elenbaas

Ben Elenbaas

President & Board Member

Ben and his wife Lindsey raise black Angus cattle that he direct markets to the local community and sells registered seed stock.

Ben is a Whatcom County Councilman.

Suzzi Snydar

Suzzi Snydar

1st Vice President & Board Member

Suzzi, and her husband Jeff, raise dairy replacement heifers on their farm and custom harvest grass and corn for Dairy farmers in Whatcom County.

Debi Gavette

Secretary & Board Member

Debi and her family farm pumpkins, apples & Christmas trees at Stoney Ridge Farms near Everson. They also raise Limousin show cattle.


Troy Lenssen

 Board Member, & WA State Farm Bureau Board Member

Troy and his wife, Jamie, operate Lenssen Dairy with his brother Terry. Their farm is located close to Lynden.

Brenda Elenbaas-Hickey

Staff Treasurer & Board Member

Brenda is the 5th generation at Elenbaas Company. It is super important to her that people support local companies to keep small family owned businesses alive.


Branden Brink

Board Member

Branden and his wife, Heather, own and operate Double B Angus, a registered Black Angus cow-calf operation located north of Lynden.

Kyle Haugens

2nd Vice President & Board Member

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Dan Noteboom

Board Member

Dan & his wife Terri own and operation a dairy farm south of Lynden.

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Debbie VanderVeen

Board Member

Debbie and her husband, Jason, owned and operated Veen Huizen Farms, a dairy and crop farm in Everson until its sale in 2019.


Amanda Stidham

 Volunteer Admin Asst.

Amanda grew up on a small farm, showing in 4-H & FFA. Amanda is currently is the Whatcom County Youth Fair Manager and spends her days promoting Ag to Youth in our community.

Amanda and her husband, Tim, have two boys and 2 exchange students.