Gary Bailey

District II Wheat (Whitman)

Gary Bailey is a St. John wheat grower representing Whitman County, the nation’s leading wheat producing county. Gary grew up in the town of St. John and received his bachelor’s degree in business and agriculture from the University of Idaho. He worked for what is now Northwest Farm Credit Services before returning to the family farm, LM Farms JV, in 1989 as his father transitioned into retirement. He raises winter wheat, spring wheat, and barley with his brother Mark and niece Erin.

Gary previously served on the Board of Directors for St. John Grain Growers, now Northwest Grain Growers, and served on the Local Advisory Committee for the Colfax branch of Northwest Farm Credit Services. He serves on Washington State University’s Land Legacy Committee and the board of directors for St. John TelCo.

His wife, Linda Bailey, retired in 2020 as a senior director of development in the College of Agriculture, Human and Natural Resource Sciences at Washington State University.  The couple have three sons and eleven grandchildren.

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