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Sara Lilygren

2018 Ag Chairs Summit

Ms. Sara Lilygren is a trailblazing executive, seasoned lobbyist and a freelance consultant. Previously she was the highest ranking female at Tyson Foods, Inc. serving as an Executive Vice President of Corporate Affairs. Lilygren played a key role in the initiating Tyson’s Farm Check program, which was an effort to audit the treatment of animals at the livestock and poultry farms that supply Tyson Foods.  In recent years animal activists have stepped up efforts to call out meat companies for perceived animal cruelty. Tyson officials believed their “Farm Check” program was a move toward transparency that alligned with the company’s stewardship mission. Lilygren earned a bachelor’s degree in foreign affairs from the University of Virginia.