Wittman Farms is a fifth-generation operation dating back to the 1920s. Today, the operation includes three partners that together manage the diverse crop, cattle and timber operations.
Cori Wittman Stitt
Cori manages the human resource, finance, marketing and administrative functions of the operation. She is a graduate of the University of Idaho (BS Business, BA Spanish, minor in Ag Economics) and holds an MS-Agribusiness from Kansas State University. Cori worked in the agricultural policy arena of Washington D.C. for six years, including positions with the U.S. Grains Council, American Farm Bureau Federation, National Association of Wheat Growers and she served as Legislative Assistant for former Senator Larry Craig. She spent five years in Thailand as founding director of Breakthrough Thailand, a community development organization working toward prevention of sex trafficking before returning to a primary role on the farm in 2015. Cori is married to David Stitt, an agriculture educator by trade currently assuming an operator role on the farm.
Agronomy, Conservation and Equipment Service
Todd is responsible for crop production, conservation and equipment service. Todd received college training in electronics and recording. After working in the Lewiston area for a few years he joined the ranch in the late 1980s and became a partner in 1994. He has served on the board for the Nez Perce Soil & Water Conservation District (including several years as Chairman) and the USA Dry Pea & Lentil Council. Todd and his wife DeeAnn (employed by Nez Perce County Commissioners) have seven children: Josh, Lauren, Eric, Alex, Skyler, Jay and Lexi.
Precision Ag and Safety, Managed Recreation
Tom is the operation’s precision agriculture and safety specialist. He also oversees the farm’s Managed Recreation Program. He is a graduate of the University of Idaho (BS-Interdisciplinary Studies) and spent twelve years as a U.S. Naval Officer. His responsibilities with the Navy included being an F/A-18-A-F pilot, an instructor pilot and Landing Signal Office (LSO) for the Pacific fleet; he continues to serve in the Navy Reserve. Tom and his wife Katie Wittman joined the operation in 2015. Katie holds a Masters in Counseling and teaches university courses online. They have two children: Maya and Caleb.
Other Team Members
Eric Wittman – Cattle Production
Eric joined the operation in 2019 as a herdsman and stepped into a leadership role in the cattle operation in 2021.
David Stitt – Shop Technician, Equipment Operations, Grain Storage Facility Manager
David joined the operation in 2017. He is a graduate of the University of Idaho where he received a degree in Agriculture Education.
Erik Boettcher – Shop Technician, Equipment Operations
Erik joined the operation in 2018. He is a graduate of the University of Idaho.
R.L. (Dick) Wittman – Retired CEO, Mentor
Dick retired out of the farm CEO role in 2017 but remains active in a mentorship role to successors. Dick assists in coordinating strategic and financial planning, investments, and business succession. He also does part-time consulting with family farm businesses (wittmanconsulting.com).
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