I’m originally from Orange City, IA.I joined Farmers Coop Society after college in 2011 as a Swine Specialist. Two years later I moved into my current position as Swine Production Manager. My favorite part of my job with Farmers Coop Society is overseeing herd health and production in order to provide the highest quality care for the animals under our control, which in turn increases profitability for the owners and investors in the facilities we oversee.
Certifications: Pork Quality Assurance Advisor and Transport Quality Assurance Advisor
I was born and raised on a farrow to finish hog farm a few miles east of Hospers, IA. I went to high school in Orange City before graduating and going through undergrad and vet school at Iowa State University. I graduated from ISU in 2014 with my Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine. I have been married to my wife Megan for 11 years and we have been blessed with 4 boys. We live on an acreage near Alton, IA. I started with Farmers Coop Society in late 2019 as veterinarian for the Proven Swine Management team. Before joining FCS I worked as an associate veterinarian for Orange City Vet Clinic for 5 years.
My favorite part of this job is working with an elite team of service managers and caretakers to diagnose and prevent health issues in our barns. I enjoy developing protocols to address potential health challenges before they impact the animals under our care.
Sara first began her career at Farmers Coop Society in the Fall of 2016. She started in Ireton as seasonal help but quickly saw an opportunity for growth. That winter, Sara started as a Feed Order Writer in our Feed Office. She is excited to now transition into the position of Swine Production Administrator.
Sara is married and her husband’s name is Russ. Together they have an 8-month-old son named Teddy. In her spare time, they enjoy spending time together and with their families. They also enjoy playing with their blue heeler, named Duke.