Bruce Guernsey of Boone County was elected Indiana Farm Bureau District 5 director last fall and took office after the 2021 convention in December.
Guernsey represents members in Boone, Fountain, Hendricks, Montgomery, Morgan, Parke, Putnam, Vermillion and Warren counties on INFB’s board of directors. He replaced David Wyeth, who retired from the board after 12 years.
Guernsey has been active on the Boone County Farm Bureau board for 30 years, serving on the county policy committee and as county vice president. He also has served on state advisory committees, and he and his wife, Kelli, served on the State Young Farmer Committee 20 years ago.
The Guernseys farm near Jamestown with his father, Bob. They raise beef cattle, hay, popcorn, soybeans and seed beans.
“We went through a transition from a conventional tillage program to our current no-till and cover crop system. We have been no-tilling for 30 years and using cover crops for 20 years,” he said.
In addition, he is a licensed real estate agent and has been a certified Indiana firefighter and EMT. Kelli was an elementary school teacher in Avon, but she retired in 2021 after 33 years in the classroom.
He and Kelli have been married for 34 years and have two sons and two grandchildren.
In addition to Farm Bureau, the Guernseys have been active in their church, youth sports, 4-H and Extension. Guernsey has served on the Western Boone School Board, Boone REMC board of directors, Indiana Beef Cattle Association, Purdue Animal Science Advisory Board, Witham Health Foundation Board, Jamestown Community Fund, Jamestown Fire Department and the Boone County 4-H Council. He also has served on his township advisory board and as precinct committeeman.