Jessica Clarke, Denton Crop Insurance Agent
We are excited to announce the hiring of Jessica Clarke as a crop insurance agent in our Denton, Maryland office. Learn more about Jessica and how she fits into the Farm Credit family:
She grew up on her family's farm in Frederick County, MD,
where they raised Angus cattle and quarter horses. Jessica loved growing up on the farm because it never allowed her a chance to be bored. "Living on the farm is how I instilled a good work ethic and grew my love for agriculture. I love to be outdoors and I love animals, so it was the perfect combination for me," she says.
Jessica participated in 4-H and FFA,
which caused her to pursue an education in the agriculture field. She was a member of the Rocky Ridge 4-H Club, Maryland Junior Angus Association, and Catoctin FFA Chapter, serving as President, Vice President and Secretary.
She currently raises Angus cattle
alongside her boyfriend at WF Angus in Queenstown, Maryland, where they sell and show cattle all over the country. “My favorite part of raising Angus cattle is breaking the calves each year and helping get them in the hands of customers who fall in love with their purchase and go on to succeed and learn with that animal, the same way that I did growing up,” she adds.
Jessica volunteers a lot of time in the local ag community:
- Livestock Sale Chairman at the Queen Anne's County Fair
- Volunteers with Queen Anne’s County 4-H Livestock Programs
- Serves on the Maryland Angus Association Board of Directors
- Co-Chair of the annual Queen Anne’s County Agriculture Awareness Day
She has valuable experience in the industry,
working for the USDA Farm Service Agency (FSA) as a Program Technician prior to joining Farm Credit. In this role, Jessica handled the operations and applications for all FSA Assistance Programs to Queen Anne’s County farmers, and served as the Maryland State FSA Communications and Outreach Specialist.
Jessica is a graduate of West Virginia University,
where she earned a degree in Agriculture Extension Education with a minor in Agriculture Business.
We look forward to introducing Jessica to our members and sharing her knowledge and experience with the community.