Agri-Pulse Communications president named at-large representative on 2014 National FFA Foundation Board of Trustees

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Duane Brodt
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National FFA Organization
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INDIANAPOLIS (Wednesday, Jan. 22, 2014/National FFA Foundation) –An agricultural communications executive has been named at-large representative on the 2014 National FFA Foundation Board of Trustees.

Sara Wyant is president of Agri-Pulse Communications, a diversified communications firm with offices in Washington, D.C., and Camdenton, Mo.

As a veteran farm policy reporter, she is well recognized on Capitol Hill and with farm and commodity associations throughout the country. Her newsletter and website, Agri-Pulse, include the latest updates on farm policy, commodity and conservation programs; trade; food safety; rural development; and environmental and regulatory programs. She frequently speaks at farm and commodity associations around the country.

Wyant formerly served as chairwoman of the Farm Foundation’s board of trustees and as past president of the American Agricultural Editors’ Association.

She has been awarded a producer communications award from the United Soybean Board, an Oscar in Agriculture award for excellence in agricultural reporting from the American Agricultural Editors’ Association and a leadership award from Agriculture Future of America.

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 husband Allan Johnson, parents of two sons, also own the farm where her husband’s family originally owned near Almont, N.D.

The National FFA Foundation is the fundraising arm of the National FFA Organization, which provides leadership, personal growth and career success training through agricultural education to 579,678 student members in grades seven through 12 who belong to one of 7,570 local FFA chapters throughout the U.S., Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands.

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About National FFA Organization
The National FFA Organization is a national youth organization of 557,318 student members as part of 7,498 local FFA chapters in all 50 states, Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands. The FFA mission is to make a positive difference in the lives of students by developing their potential for premier leadership, personal growth and career success through agricultural education. The National FFA Organization operates under a federal charter granted by the 81st United States Congress and it is an integral part of public instruction in agriculture. The U.S. Department of Education provides leadership and helps set direction for FFA as a service to state and local agricultural education programs. For more, visit the National FFA Organization online at www.FFA.org, on Facebook, Twitter and the official National FFA Organization blog.