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Sarah Brown Dirkes

Sarah Brown Dirkes

 Member

American Farm Bureau Federation

Sarah launched Farm Bureau’s industry relations efforts in 2014 when she joined the American Farm Bureau Federation. In her time at Farm Bureau, she has worked to build strategic partnerships with industry along the food and agriculture value chain to strengthen Farm Bureau’s impact as the Voice of Agriculture. Sarah brought expertise from her career in the produce industry and management consulting to this new role. Sarah graduated from Cornell University’s College of Agriculture and Life Sciences in 2009 with a B.S. in Communication and a minor in Applied Economics and Management. While at Cornell, she focused her studies on agribusiness and food industry management. Sarah grew up on an eight-generation family fruit farm in Western New York, that her family has owned and operated since they settled the land in 1804.