Jessica Vandenbroek is organization director for Allen, Paulding, Putnam and Van Wert counties. In this role, she is a liaison between the county Farm Bureaus and Ohio Farm Bureau. She assists county groups as they develop and implement programs to strengthen their organizations, serve members and affect positive change in their communities.
She has a bachelor of science degree with a minor in business management from University of Findlay.
What is something you can point to that has been accomplished thanks to the joint efforts of farmers and community members in your area?
Most of my counties hold a Kids Dream Day were kids of all ages get to drive a tractor with a local farmer. This event helps tie those who are part of agriculture and our community together.
What is your favorite Farm Bureau member benefit?
Tell us about one big project one of your counties has planned or has recently conducted.
Van Wert County built a new food stand/Ag Pavilion for the community to use and to enjoy both during the fair and not during the fair.