Sara Wyant is president of Agri-Pulse Communications, Inc., a diversified communications firm with offices in Washington, D.C., Little Rock, Arkansas, and St. Charles, Illinois. As a veteran farm policy reporter, she is well recognized on Capitol Hill as well as with farm and commodity associations across the country.
Ms. Wyant's newsletter and Web site, Agri-Pulse, includes the latest updates on farm policy, commodity and conservation programs, trade, food safety, rural development, and environmental and regulatory programs. She served as 2007/2008 chairman of the Farm Foundation’s Board of Trustees, is a member of the Steering Committee for the 25 x '25 Renewable Energy Group, and serves on the Advisory Board of the Agricultural Marketing Resource Center at Iowa State. Ms. Wyant is a past president of the American Agricultural Editors’ Association. In 2000, she received an Oscar in Agriculture for excellence in agricultural reporting, and in 1996 received the United Soybean Board's producer communications award. She is an honorary member of Women Involved in Farm Economics (WIFE).
Ms. Wyant gained first-hand knowledge of crop and livestock production while growing up on a farm near Marengo, Iowa, and is still involved with her family’s farming operation. She and her husband also own the farm where his grandparents’ originally homesteaded near Almont, North Dakota, and where his brothers still farm, raise cattle and produce honey.
Ms. Wyant and her husband, Allan Johnson, have two sons: Jason and Jordan.