Sarah Henson Skaar
Sarah’s entire life has revolved around agriculture, livestock and ranching which began with her farm experiences as a child, 4-H Club, university studies, employment and production agriculture partnerships with her father and husband, Kent.
Upon receiving her master’s degree, Sarah accepted a job with the University of Idaho as an Extension Agent in Caribou County. She was the first woman appointed to a general Agriculture Extension Agent position in Idaho and later promoted to tenured faculty as an Associate Professor of Agriculture. Sarah transferred to the Bonneville County University Idaho Cooperative Extension Service and continued with livestock, youth and agriculture responsibilities.
Whenever the Skaar’s owned ranches in Idaho, the sustainability of natural resources has been the cornerstone of their operation. Production strategies focused on improved soil health, water quality, end-use quality and financial returns. Sarah is also an award winning Ag journalist and author, an inductee to the Eastern Idaho Horseman’s Hall of Fame and honored as Latah County Cattlemen of the Year.
Sarah and Kent are the parents of two children, Dustin and Mackenzie.