LANSING — Farm Bureau Insurance of Michigan has announced Janna Fritz as its new crop insurance manager, effective April 9, 2018.
Janna’s key responsibilities will focus on growing the organization’s statewide crop insurance market share as well as building upon the successes of the current team of crop specialists. Janna will also be instrumental in developing relationships throughout the organization and within the industry.
“Farm Bureau Insurance is committed to helping Michigan Farmers manage their risks,” said Vic Verchereau, Vice President of Marketing with Farm Bureau Insurance. “The crop insurance professionals that we have assembled are excellent partners and have proven themselves across the state. We are excited that so many farms have turned to this team to help manage their crop insurance needs. When it’s this important Farm Bureau is the one that you want to count on.”
Janna is no stranger to Farm Bureau. She was a Regional Representative in the Thumb for Michigan Farm Bureau from 2004-2011. In 2011, she became a District Sales Manager in the Thumb for Monsanto Company. Monsanto is a leading producer of genetically engineered seed and Roundup. During this time, Janna focused on developing and enhancing Monsanto’s brand recognition as well as building long-term trusting relationships with customers and stakeholders. Janna’s relationships within the industry will be invaluable as she tackles her new responsibilities.
“I’m elated to rejoin the Michigan Farm Bureau Family of Companies and now working with the crop insurance team,” Fritz said. “Crop insurance is vital to the long-term sustainability of all Michigan farms. Our team of crop specialists and agents are committed to providing farmers with the information needed to decide which product is best for their operation, as well as the outstanding service expected of the Farm Bureau name.”
Janna has a bachelor’s degree in agriculture and natural resources communications from Michigan State University, where she graduated with honors. Janna is also involved with many agricultural organizations such as the Michigan Corn Growers Association and the Michigan Agri-Business Association.
Janna resides in Bad Axe with her husband, Joel, and their two sons Wesley (age 12) and Zachary (age 8). Together they operate JDF Farms, which includes 1,200 acres of corn, soybeans and dry edible beans.