The Utah Farm Bureau has named Jaron Hansen of Emery County to fill the critical role of Eastern Regional manager.

Hansen grew up in Elmo and worked on his family’s sheep & cattle ranch in Cleveland, in Emery County. He will work with County Farm Bureaus to build up their leadership and advocacy efforts, as well as represent the eastern part of the state and issues that impact them.

Hansen will cover Carbon, Daggett, Duchesne, Emery, Grand, Sanpete, San Juan, Sevier, and Uintah Counties.

Jaron has been involved in local political affairs but also knows the issues impacting agriculture in this area of the state – including public land issues and more.

“I am really excited about this opportunity with the Utah Farm Bureau,” Hansen said. “I can’t wait to help the agricultural community in this part of the state and help others understand how agriculture is America’s most important life-sustaining industry.”

“We are excited for Jaron to get started and do what he can to help agriculture thrive in eastern Utah, and to help local Farm Bureau leaders there meet the challenges before them,” said Spencer Gibbons, Chief Executive Officer for the Utah Farm Bureau. “I’m confident Jaron is going to be an effective advocate for agriculture.”

Hansen has been studying psychology at Salt Lake Community College and is finishing his program remotely now. He and his wife, Kassidy, have a newborn baby. Jaron can be reached at 435-749-4069 or