Zoe Schultz is a motivated young agricultural professional with a passion for people, agriculture, and rural communities. She grew up and is still actively involved in her family’s fourth generation row crop farm near Grainfield, Kansas, where they raise corn, soybeans, sorghum, wheat, and sunflowers.
Zoe was blessed with one sister, but no brothers; therefore, at a young age Zoe could be found in the combine, planter or just spending time after school with her father on the farm. After receiving an Associate of Science in agribusiness from Colby Community College, Zoe transferred to Kansas State University where she received a Bachelor of Science in agricultural communications and journalism with minors in agronomy and agricultural sales in May of 2022. While at K-State, Zoe was engaged in numerous club activities and held various internships. Internships with the Kansas Department of Agriculture, Bayer Crop Science, Crop Quest, Kansas Corn, and others instilled in Zoe a diverse understanding of both production agriculture and communication within the industry.
After graduating from K-State, Zoe transitioned into her full-time role with the Kansas Corn Growers Association, working remotely from Western Kansas. In her role with Kansas Corn, she focuses on representing other Kansas farmers and industry partners through efforts in advocacy, education, agronomic research, and policy.
Zoe is engaged to one of her childhood best friends Luke Kaiser, who also farms near Grainfield. They will be married in late October. On the farm, Zoe works alongside her father and Luke, while also being involved in the family Channel Seed business. Through both the farm and her professional career, Zoe strives to continue cultivating positive relationships within the industry while also educating and communicating with consumers about production agriculture.