The Wisconsin FFA Foundation welcomes Sara Schoenborn as their new executive director. Schoenborn will lead and implement strategic fundraising programs for the Foundation which unites individuals, organizations and companies who share an interest in the advancement of agriculture and community leadership through FFA.
Schoenborn’s duties will include fund development, donor relations and event coordination. She will also collaborate with the Wisconsin FFA Foundation board of directors, current and potential Wisconsin FFA supporters, the Wisconsin Association of FFA, the Wisconsin FFA Alumni Association and the Wisconsin Association of Agricultural Educators (WAAE) to achieve ongoing support of Wisconsin FFA.
“We are excited to have Sara join us as our Wisconsin FFA Foundation Executive Director,” says Julie Larson, Wisconsin FFA Foundation President. “Her agricultural and leadership experience, along with her background and excitement for Wisconsin FFA will further energize our team as we work together with individuals and the industry to invest in the future of agriculture.”
Schoenborn is a 2010 graduate of the University of Wisconsin-Madison where she received a bachelor of science in life sciences communication and dairy science. Most recently, she served as the assistant editor of Agri-View where she gained experience with agriculture-related editorial content as well as public and media relations.
Schoenborn also serves on the Wisconsin Agricultural and Life Sciences Alumni Association (WALSAA) board, the Cows on the Concourse committee and the 2015 Farm Technology Days promotions committee. She credits her current industry involvement to her family’s history in agriculture and an early passion for leadership development through FFA.