Sparky R. Weilnau is the sole proprietor of a 1,200-acre grain farm specializing in the production of popcorn. Weilnau has also presided over George Weilnau Farm, LLC as president since 2010.
Weilnau was first elected to the Nationwide board in 2014.
He served the Ohio Farm Bureau Federation from 1997 to 2014 in a variety of roles, including trustee, treasurer and vice president.
Weilnau has held local leadership positions in the northern Ohio area serving as Erie County commissioner, Milan Township trustee and chairman, and Erie Regional Planning Commission chairman. He is a member of the Ohio Corn & Wheat Growers Association, Ohio Soybean Association, Ohio Agricultural Council and Milan Chamber of Commerce.
Weilnau is active in the community, serving on the boards of the Milan Historical Museum, Sandusky/Erie County Community Foundation, and as a council member of the District 5 Natural Resource Assistance Council for Clean Ohio, among others.