Jessica Swihart has joined Ohio Farm Bureau Federation’s field staff to help support county Farm Bureaus in their operations. Swihart, who was hired in anticipation of future staffing needs, will be training under Darren Frank, organization director of Lucas, Ottawa, Sandusky, Seneca, Wood and Wyandot counties. Swihart’s duties will be helping leaders strengthen county Farm Bureaus through program development and implementation and identifying ways to serve members and their communities.
Swihart 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 Healthcare 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.
“Jessica will be a real asset to county Farm Bureau leaders who work hard to represent members and make the organization a guiding force in their communities. She will be able to step in and help out county leaders right away,” said Keith Stimpert, OFBF’s senior vice president of organization.