Meet Jared Bramer — LF’s Newest Account Manager

It’s always a little intimidating being the new kid, especially in a new state, but because Iowa has so much to offer I’m feeling more at home each day. After growing up on a dairy farm in upstate New York (yes, a farm in New York — it’s not ALL about the big apple!), I feel right at home with Iowa’s agricultural influences.

jaredrotatorsig_883d490025cc4My deep roots in ag encouraged me to study agricultural business with an emphasis on dairy and equine sciences at Morrisville State College, where I earned my Associates degree. Later, I transferred to Ball State University to earn a Bachelor’s degree in communication studies. I then began my career serving many agricultural clients at marketing agencies like Bader Rutter and Osborn+Barr.

I’m a strong believer in the future of ag. In fact, every year I devote well over 100 hours volunteering with the National FFA Organization across the country. But I’m not all farm — I thoroughly enjoy my urban digs downtown. Outside of the office, I love adventuring with Tucker (my French Bulldog), hiking, road tripping and helping Tucker hone his agility trial skills. I also love to travel, I recently spent a few weeks in Ubud, Bali!

So far, there are a few things I’ve noticed since moving to Iowa:

  1. The local craft beers and unique restaurants are a thing to brag about.
  2. “Iowa nice” is a real thing. It seems like we might not like Nebraska, though?
  3. Dogs are a big hit at the Des Moines Farmers Market. Tucker was an instant celebrity!

I cannot wait to learn more about this great state and I know working for Lessing-Flynn will keep me “in the know” with the latest and greatest Iowa happenings. Here’s to the many new beginnings, challenges and friends to come!