Welcome to Hancock County Farm Bureau’s member spotlight blog! Every month, Hancock County Farm Bureau will feature a spotlight blog on a board member so you can get to know him or her a little better.
Our monthly spotlight blog features Hancock County Farm Bureau’s board trustee, Evan Jackson, who is originally from Findlay. Evan graduated from Liberty-Benton High School. He and his wife, Kari, have two daughters, Leah and Caroline. He is on the board of supervisors for Hancock Soil and Water Conservation District and is active in his church.
Meet Evan Jackson
What and where do you farm (or work for an Agribusiness)?
I farm grain in Hancock and Putnam counties. Also, I raise cattle and hogs and have honeybees.
How long have you been a farmer?
I have been a farmer for 11 years.
What do you love about farming?
I love the freedom and being outside in God’s creation.
Why do you think it’s important to know where your food comes from?
So we don’t get disconnected and take food for granted.
What is the biggest challenge facing agriculture?
The biggest challenges are environmental issues, markets/tighter margin, and the weather.
Why are you a Farm Bureau member? What do you see as the biggest benefit?
So I could be on the leading edge of agricultural issues.
What is your favorite Farm Bureau event or activity?
YAP events and Kids Dream Day
What Farm Bureau programs are you most active in?
Kids Dream Day
Life Outside of Farm Bureau
What are your hobbies besides farming?
I camp, play baseball, and travel out west.