Jenny Jackson

Director of Communications


Jenny grew up on a family farm west of Springfield, near Jacksonville, IL. She spent her younger years in 4-H and FFA and credits those organizations for her personal growth. Showing hogs and cattle for 11 years instilled leadership, responsibility, and dedication upon her.

She graduated from Jacksonville High School in 2011, then continued to Lincoln Land Community College where she earned an Associate’s Degree in graphic design. From there, she transferred to Western Illinois University and additionally earned a Bachelor’s in Agriculture Science. While there, she was honored with the Outstanding Senior in Agriculture Award on behalf of the agriculture department.


During her years at WIU, she was actively involved in many student organizations, such as Hoof ‘n’ Horn, Ag Vocators, Ag Mechanics, and Collegiate FFA. As part of her summer internship as Youth Ambassador with the Illinois Farm Bureau, she founded the WIU Collegiate Farm Bureau. On her behalf, WIU was the first University in Illinois to host a public showing of the film, Farmland.