Ron Ambrose (District 2A)
Ron Ambrose was born in Jerome, Idaho into a large family with long roots in the area. After graduating from Jerome High School, he enrolled in the University of Idaho where he earned his degree in Agriculture. He immediately got a job in the fertilizer and chemical business in sales and management. When a customer who was in the potato business decided to retire, he gave Ron the chance to raise his potato crop and the rest is history. Ron has been devoted to successfully raising potatoes for the last 42 years while continuing to work in the fertilizer business and later managing a large family farm and ranch.
He married Kathryn Day and they have two grown children, Pat and Alice. Along with Pat’s wife April they expanded into farming on their own in the mid 1990s. Today 4 Ace Farms raises potatoes, corn, alfalfa and barley. The farm holds an organic certification on some ground and raises organic crops on it. It is also involved in the cattle business and in running a hunting and fishing enterprise. Four Ace Farms also provides management services to other entities. It has been a good life and Ron looks forward to serving on the Idaho Potato Commission.