State Director of Utah
Randy Parker is the State Director of the U.S. Department of Agriculture Rural Development in Utah.
Appointed to the position in 2017 by the Trump Administration, Parker brings a lifetime of leadership and involvement in rural issues, public lands, and agricultural advocacy to the position. His professional career includes 14 years of public service with the Utah Department of Agriculture and Food where, among other accomplishments, he established an international marketing program that would take Utah food and agricultural products into new global markets. This experience provided Parker with a global outlook and helped qualify him for the position of Chief Executive Officer of the Utah Farm Bureau Federation in 2003, where he remained for another 14 years.
A Utah native, Parker comes from a local farming family and gained a love of the land and what it provides through his involvement in the family business, 4-H, and Future Farmers of America. He attended Utah State University earning a B.S. Degree in Ag Business and M.S. Degree in Ag Economics.
He and his wife Shelly have 5 children and 14 grandchildren and are proud to still call Utah home.