Wyant To Be Honored At New York Ceremony

​Agri-Pulse founder and President Sara Wyant will be named to the annual Folio: "Top Women in Media" recognition in the Entrepreneurs category at a June awards ceremony at the Grand Hyatt in New York City. Sara was the only agricultural media professional included in this year's awards, which also honored women from such mainstream media as Forbes, Time and The New York Times. Folio: says the annual list "celebrates the creativity and accomplishments of our female colleagues, sometimes against a glass ceiling, other times against the grain. These women have fearlessly moved their teams, brands, and companies forward, made strides in their respective markets, and created lasting impressions on their colleagues." Folio: is dedicated to providing magazine publishing professionals with the news, insights, and best practices to keep them in tune with today's media industry trends. She gained her entrepreneurial spirit, along with first-hand knowledge of crop and livestock production from her parents, Dean and Betty Wyant, while growing up on a farm near Marengo, IA.

About her honor, Sara said, “I am very humbled to be selected, along with so many other distinguished entrepreneurs in the media business. It’s taken countless hours and a lot of hard work, but ultimately, running my own business has been a labor of love. When I first started Agri-Pulse out of my home 11 years ago, I never dreamed that we would have the type of success we enjoy today, with over 5,000 paid subscribers and a website that’s read by policy makers and key agricultural and rural influencers every day.” She continued, “I was extremely fortunate to have some very loyal supporters who were willing to write those first subscription checks and encourage their friends to do so, too. Even though I have always been passionate about agricultural policy, I also benefited from moving into the right space at the right time. Agri-Pulse was able to fill a void created when major farm publications and many highly-respected daily newspapers shut down their Washington coverage of farm and rural issues. Of course, I couldn’t have done any of this without a very supportive family – my husband Allan, and oldest son, Jason, are both in the business – and a great staff. Stewart Doan was my first hire and his loss was a terrible setback for me – both personally and professionally. But we now have five full-time staff members in Washington, including broadcaster Spencer Chase, and five staff members in Camdenton, MO, handling web management, content agreements, sales and advertising.”