Breanne Vandenberg

Executive Director

Breanne Vandenberg is the executive director of the Merced County Farm Bureau and has held the role since January 2016. Prior to her current role, she served as the organization’s project specialist. She has also worked within other areas of agriculture through United Genetics Seeds, E&J Gallo and the East San Joaquin Water Quality Coalition.


Vandenberg is a graduate of California State University, Chico where she obtained a degree in Agriculture Business and a minor in Animal Science. Additionally, she is a graduate of the Leadership Farm Bureau program.


She currently serves in a number of capacities as an advocate for local agriculture on issues related to water, immigration, etc. She is a member of the Merced County Young Farmers & Ranchers and a Merced Booster.


Lorraine Passadori

Program Director 


Denelle Flake

Project Specialist

Alexxis Rudich

Project Assistant | Grower Relations