Farmers and Families First, Inc. is a 501(c)(4) that advocates for free market-based policies to help the American farmers who grow our nation’s food and help the American families who consume that food. Our primary goal is to put ideas into action that promote innovation, lower costs through competition, and fairness for farmers and families.

America’s farming economy is vital to its success and independence. Farmers and Families First is dedicated to educating farmers, ranchers and concerned citizens on the policies that impact America’s agriculture industry.


Advisory Board Committee Members by State:


Stuart Sanderson, Owner, Sanderson Farms
James Wales, Wales Farms in Huntsville, specializes in cotton
Russ McDonald, Corn and cotton farmer


Chase Gasaway, Owner and Operator, Chase Gasaway Farms and 4th generation farmer
John Curtis Jackson, Part Owner, Jack B. Jackson & Son Partnership Farms


Bryan Sievers, Former Iowa State Senator and State Representative; Member of Iowa Cattlemen’s Association, Iowa Soybean Association, Iowa Corn Growers Association and Iowa Farm Bureau
Dwight Baldwin, President, Iowa State Grange; National Treasurer, National Grange of the Order of Patrons of Husbandry


Jennifer Swindall, Esq, Major and Planned Gifts Officer, The Shepherd Center Foundation

South Carolina

John Tucker, Former South Carolina State Representative; cotton farmer
Tyson Grinstead, Executive Committeeman, Richland County GOP; backyard poultry farmer
Chad Connelly, Former Chairman, South Carolina Republican Party; family farmer in Newberry County
Nick Pasternak, Advocate
Graham Duncan, Advocate