OD Comments – Darren Franks welcomes OD in Training

It is hard to believe that another spring planting season has arrived.  

I hope that most of the crops are in the ground and you can breathe a sigh of relief.  I think we all will be glad to feel warmer weather after the long, cold winter.

I want to take this time to introduce to you the new Organization Director in training, Jessica Swihart.  Jessica started her career with the Ohio Farm Bureau on April 21 and she will be working with me for the near future.  Jessica will assist me with my duties covering my six county area of Lucas, Ottawa, Sandusky, Seneca, Wood and Wyandot counties.  Her main focus will be in Lucas, Ottawa and Wood counties.  

Jessica grew up in Wood County and she is no stranger to the agriculture community.  Jessica was very involved in 4-H in Wood County. Jessica has a bachelor’s degree from the University of Findlay with a major in animal science and minor in business management. Before coming to Ohio Farm Bureau, she was a veterinarian assistant for Town & Country Animal Health Care in Bowling Green and worked as a farm hand at Eckel Cattle Co. She is a co-owner/manager of the family sheep farm, Swihart’s Moonlight Tunis Farms in Perrysburg.

I look forward to working with Jessica and showing her “the ropes” of what it takes to be an Organization Director.  I am positive she will be a great asset to the Farm Bureau!


Darren Frank,Organization Director



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