American Agri-Women (AAW) proudly presented Sara Wyant of Missouri the “American Agri-Women Journalism Award” at their recent convention in Phoenix, Arizona. Sara has been a long-time member of AAW since her work with Illinois Agri-Women in the 1980’s, and her demonstrative commitment to agriculture and AAW over time is second to none.
“Sara is so exceptionally talented and a credible journalist. We treasure her as a member, a friend, and a sister in agriculture. She is a true champion of telling the story of agriculture and reporting the state and national ag issues that affect daily farm policy,” said Karolyn Zurn, Past President of American Agri-Women.
Sara Wyant (right) accepted the
American Agri-Women (AAW) Journalism Award
from Karolyn Zurn (left), Past President of AAW,
at the organization’s recent national convention.
(Courtesy: American Agri-Women)
Sara has served on many AAW committees over the years and has been helpful at many AAW Fly-Ins to Washington D.C., where members from across the county meet with legislators and share AAW position statements. She was a previous recipient of the organization’s highly esteemed Veritas Award for giving public witness to “the pursuit of truth” in accordance with the principles enunciated in the AAW State of Philosophy: The Call to Power. She has also received the AAW Leaven Award for her outstanding efforts for agriculture and service to AAW.
Sara started Agri-Pulse in 2004 to report weekly to legislators, national media and the entire agriculture community. Her newsletter and website, www.Agri-Pulse.com, includes the latest updates on farm policy, commodity and conservation programs, trade, food safety, rural development, and environmental and regulatory programs. In addition, she publishes an early morning news summary, Daily Harvest, Agri-Pulse Daybreak, and Agri-Pulse DriveTime podcast.
Sara now lives in Missouri with her husband, Allan Johnson. She is the mother of 2 sons, Jason and Jordan. She maintains a Washington, D.C. office as well as one in Sacramento, CA.
AAW members have been advocating for agriculture since 1974. Any woman with interest or ties to the agriculture industry are encouraged to join! Learn more at americanagriwomen.org.