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Sara Scott, 2021 Ferguson College of Agriculture Early Career Achievement Award winner.

Scott receives Ferguson College of Agriculture Alumni Early Career Achievement Award

Thursday, June 10, 2021

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Oklahoma State University’s Ferguson College of Agriculture Alumni Society has selected Sara Scott of Elk City, Kansas, as a 2021 Early Career Achievement Award winner.

The award winners are selected by the college’s alumni society for their outstanding achievements in the early years of their careers.

“Sara is a successful career woman and an exceptional representative of our college,” said Kirby Smith, Ferguson College of Agriculture Alumni Society president. “She's a leader in her industry, state and rural community."

Scott received her bachelor’s degrees in agribusiness and marketing from Oklahoma State University in 2007 — an experience she says shaped her future career.

“My time at the university helped me build a solid foundation for my professional career,” Scott said. “The professors, coursework and student networking still impact both my professional and personal life today.”

Scott currently serves as the vice president of foodservice at Certified Angus Beef in Wooster, Ohio. She began her career at Certified Angus Beef in 2007 and has since held multiple positions, working her way to her current role. As vice president of foodservice, Scott leads a nationwide sales team and plays an integral role in the company by planning and executing strategy targeted toward the success of the Certified Angus Beef brand and its distributor and restaurant partners across the nation.

Aside from her successful career at Certified Angus Beef, Sara is co-owner and operator of Scott Land and Cattle in Elk City and serves on the Montgomery County Farm Bureau board of directors. In 2015, she participated in the Kansas Farm Bureau Leadership Program, a year-long program that is limited to 10 participants who work to further develop agriculture and communities across the state. In 2019, she and her husband, Travis, received the Montgomery County Conservation District Clyde Clubine Conservation Award for their dedication to resource conservation.

Since graduating from OSU, Scott has remained involved in the Ferguson College of Agriculture by interacting with current and past students through scholarships and internships.

“I am honored to receive this award and am thrilled to represent Oklahoma State University as an industry professional,” Scott said.

The Ferguson College of Agriculture emphasizes hands-on learning and prioritizes a well-rounded student experience. The college’s award-winning faculty members are dedicated to developing students and are passionate about adding value to the total educational experience. With a diverse set of majors and study options, plus more than 60 student organizations, the college is committed to expanding minds and inspiring purpose. Learn more at

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