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New York Farm Bureau Chief Executive Officer to Retire

New York Farm Bureau’s CEO Elizabeth Dribusch has announced plans to step down from her leadership position in May, 2024, after nearly three decades of service to the organization.

Dribusch started 27 years ago as general counsel for the state’s leading agricultural advocacy organization. She became CEO in April of 2020 where she led NYFB through a strategic planning process that has set up the membership organization for future growth and business opportunities. She informed the board and staff last month of her decision to retire.

“This was not an easy decision for me to make. I have devoted my career to providing counsel to the leaders and staff before taking on the role of CEO nearly four years ago. It has been an honor working with our employees and board to serve our members and implement a strategic plan that has expanded our horizons and brought forth new ideas,” said Dribusch.  

In turn, the NYFB State Board has launched a nationwide search for her replacement. The goal is to have a new leader in place before Dribusch’s departure to provide for a seamless transition.

“I would like to thank Liz for her nearly three decades of service to this great organization. Her honest counsel and valued leadership have truly left New York Farm Bureau and all of agriculture in a better place,” said New York Farm Bureau President David Fisher. “As we look ahead, we will find a new leader with a vision to continue the great tradition of advocacy and innovative programming that our members value.”

Those interested in applying for the CEO position can find more information on the NYFB website, www.nyfb.org/about/career-opportunities.


New York Farm Bureau is the State’s largest agricultural lobbying/trade organization. Its members and the public know the organization as “The Voice of New York Agriculture.” New York Farm Bureau’s mission is “Supporting today’s agricultural needs and creating member opportunities for tomorrow through advocacy and education.”