Schaefer has spent the past six years with the Minnesota Farm Bureau on their public relations team.

She will be responsible for coordination of all beef promotion and research activities in Minnesota as well as the oversight and administration of beef checkoff program.

Growing up on a Minnesota dairy farm, Schaefer was active in 4-H and FFA.

She graduated from North Dakota State University with bachelor of science degrees in speech communications and mass communications, with a minor in general agriculture. She also holds a master's degree in organizational leadership from Crown College.

Eustice said, "I am delighted to pass my responsibilities and title to Karin Schaefer. She is an ideal candidate for the position with excellent communication skills and a solid background in the beef and dairy industries."


Schaefer and her husband, Matt, live in Delano with their daughter, Elizabeth. They raise beef cattle and sheep.  end mark

—From Minnesota Beef Council news release

Photo courtesy of Minnesota Beef Council.