The Anderson brothers farm about 4,400 acres owned and rented land in Latah and Nez Perce counties. They raise winter wheat, spring wheat, barley, pulse, and oilseed crops.
Anderson earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Ag Econ, and a Bachelor of Science degree in Ag Mechanization from the University of Idaho. He has two grown daughters and three granddaughters.
Commissioner Anderson has been involved in a number of leadership positions. He completed a five-year term as a member of the Idaho Grain Producers Association executive board, is a member of the Latah County Grain Growers, a 1994 graduate of Leadership Idaho Agriculture, and a graduate of the Wheat Industry Leaders of Tomorrow program. He has also served on the Genesee Union warehouse board from 1994-1999 and was an associate supervisor on the Latah Soil and Water Conservation District. Joe is currently serving as a member of the Port of Lewiston Commission and represents the Port of Lewiston on the City of Lewiston’s Urban Renewal Agency.