Sarah Bedgar Wilson is the co-owner and coordinates outreach and agritourism at the Wilson Farm in Jamestown, North Dakota. Her agricultural roots run back to her family’s dairy, livestock and diversified crop farm in Maryland. She began speaking out about agriculture at age 8 and since then speaking and agvovacy adventures have taken her across the nation and around the globe.
Sarah and Jeremy, along with their three children (ages 9, 7, and 5) grow corn, soybeans, wheat and a variety of other crops. They have received numerous honors for their leadership, conservation, and community engagement efforts. In 2011 they began renovating the Wilson Homestead where their children are the fifth generation. Since then they have donated the equivalent of over 27,000 meals in fresh vegetables to the Great Plains Food Bank and have welcomed hundreds of guests from 15 countries.
Sarah holds a bachlor’s degree in Animal Science and minor in International Agriculture and Natural Resources from the University of Maryland at College Park and a Master’s Degree in Animal Science from North Dakota State University. With a decade of agvocacy coaching under her belt and contagious enthusiasm, this “farmer on a mission” challenges herself daily to share about how agriculture touches the lives of every person she meets.