Agri-Pulse Communications, Inc. is pleased to announce Sara Waggoner as the new office manager. She is based in the Camdenton, Mo. office and will replace Sandi Schmitt, who is retiring at the end of this year but continuing to work part-time.

Schmitt joined the company in March 2011 and has handled almost every part of back office support for the company. As the company grew, Schmitt spent most of her time handling accounting, human resources, and newsletter distribution. She will remain in Missouri retiring to her home near Warsaw, Mo.

“Sandi joined us in the early years when she knew most of our subscribers by first name,” said Allan Johnson, Vice President and COO of Agri-Pulse. “She has been a key member of our team as the company grew. We wish her the very best in her well-deserved retirement.”

Waggoner is responsible for all financial duties including but not limited to, accounting, customer service, human resources, accounts receivable, and more. She will also have other managerial duties along with supporting Agri-Pulse staff, contributors, and customers as needed.

“We are excited to find someone with Sara’s talent and experience,” said Sara Wyant, Agri-Pulse founder and editor. “We look forward to her providing great customer service and staff support for our growing company and filling the ‘big shoes’ that Sandi has worn since joining us 10 years ago.”

Previously, Waggoner was responsible for payroll and accounting for a manufacturer of custom kitchen cabinets. She has experience in the legal profession with rural water rights and office management.

Waggoner graduated magna cum laude from Northwest Missouri State University where she earned a Bachelor of Business Management degree. She is currently pursuing a Master of Business Administration from Northwest Missouri State. 

She is a native of Marshall, Mo., where her family owns a small farm just outside of city limits. She is a current resident of Osage Beach, Mo.

About Agri-Pulse: Agri-Pulse is the most trusted source for farm and rural policy information in Washington, D.C. and Sacramento, Calif., providing a balanced perspective on a wide variety of issues including the farm bill, nutrition, trade, labor, food safety, water, environment, biotechnology, organic, conservation and crop insurance. Agri-Pulse publishes a subscription-only e-newsletter, the Agri-Pulse Daily Harvest early morning news summary, Agri-Pulse Daybreak, Agri-Pulse DriveTime podcast, and breaking news on