Rebecca Bowen Sawyer Joins Farm, Food and Enterprise Development

Ames, Iowa – After graduating with a journalism degree in 2012, Rebecca Bowen Sawyer has demonstrated her skills, albeit in creative and unconventional ways.

During the first decade of her career, she helped manage social media and office operations at Confluence Brewing Co. in Des Moines, helping sell locally made craft drinks.

On October 27, she started her new role at Iowa State University’s Extension and Outreach as a business administrator for the Farms, Food, and Corporate Development team.

Rebecca Bowen Sawyer.In this role, she assisted with budgeting and cost accounting allocations for the farms, food and corporate development departments and the Agricultural Marketing Resource Center website, a resource hub for producers and processors involved in value-added companies. is managed.

Her work helps inform farmers and food systems professionals nationally, ensuring they have access to valuable and time-sensitive information while configuring farm, food and corporate development teams. We support professionals who

“We are thrilled to have Rebecca join the FFED team,” said Courtney Long, Program Manager for ISU Extensions and Outreach at FFED. “She brings real-world marketing experience working in the value-added industry in Des Moines and now doing expansion and outreach. They will provide the necessary assistance when considering cost center support.”

Bowen Sawyer said he is excited to be returning to his alma mater and looks forward to the opportunity to serve all Iowans.

“I have always been very interested in equity and access to local food,” she said. I look forward to finding out.”

Bowen Sawyer also has a part-time job at the Des Moines Public Library. In her spare time, she enjoys reading and camping and hiking trips with her husband Jacob Sawyer and her family. Sawyers also enjoys gardening and growing wildflowers.

Bowen Sawyer can be reached at 515-294-0648 or

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