District 4 Wheat (Adams, Chelan, Douglas, Grant, Okanogan)
Ben Adams is the wheat representative for the north-central region of the state.
Ben grew up in Coulee City and received his bachelor’s degree in accounting and business management form Whitworth University in Spokane. After college, he obtained his certified public accountant (CPA) license and has worked part time for the CPA firm J.R. Newhouse & Co. PLLP for over 30 years.
Ben is a fourth-generation dryland and irrigated farmer in Douglas and Grant Counties, an area that receives around 7 to 10 inches of annual rainfall. He farms with his wife, Jenny; his two grown daughters, Morgan and Jessica; his sister, Mary Dunkin; and mother, Joyce Adams. Their farm, Adams Farm Partnership, follows primarily conventional practices with some acres under a reduced tillage program and are taking steps towards a direct seed program.
Ben’s time revolves around family, faith and the agricultural community. He was appointed to the commission in 2024. He also serves on the boards of HighLine Grain Growers, Inc., a cooperative grain handler, and Valley Wide Cooperative, an agricultural supply organization. He previously served on the board for the Washington Association of Wheat Growers, serving as president in 2017, and also served for several years as board member and president for the Douglas County Wheat Growers Association. Ben is also a past board member of the Washington Wheat Foundation.