The Utah Farm Bureau Federation has hired Jacob Francom as a regional manager, covering the eastern and southeastern areas of Utah. In that role, Francom will assist County Farm Bureaus in their advocacy goals, and make sure concerns of farmers and ranchers throughout the countryside are heard.

Prior to coming to the Utah Farm Bureau, Francom worked in equipment service and sales in Duchesne & Uintah Counties, though he’s originally from Genola, in Utah County. He grew up building homes and raising beef cattle at night and participating with FFA. Francom replaces Brett Behling in the regional manager role, as Behling is managing the activities of Farmers Feeding Utah, Inc.

“We are happy to have Jacob join the Utah Farm Bureau family and look forward to him bringing his experiences on the farm to advocate for our members” said Dale Newton, Chief Executive Officer of the Utah Farm Bureau Federation. 

Francom and his wife Collette have four children, from age 3-10. They enjoy the outdoors and hunting, as well as helping on the farm. He graduated from Payson High School and later with a degree in Ag Systems Technology & Education from Utah State University. He also served a mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Raleigh, North Carolina.

It is anticipated that Francom will work with the County Farm Bureaus in Carbon, Daggett, Duchesne, Emery, Garfield, Grand, Piute, Sanpete, San Juan, Sevier, Uintah and Wayne Counties. He can be reached at