North County businesswoman wins UnitedAg Impact Award
Sarah Kramer, Vice President and Commercial Relationship Manager at Umpqua Bank in Templeton, received UnitedAg’s Agribusiness Education Foundation Impact Award at the Ojai Valley Inn and Spa on Thursday, March 19.
Originally from Orange County, Kramer’s grandfather started and ran an agribusiness and Kramer was drawn to attend Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo for college after graduating in 2001. There, she majored in agricultural business with a concentration in marketing, and participated on the National Agri- Marketing Association Team. She won a national title (along with her team members), competing against universities across the US and Canada.
Upon graduating in 2005, she worked at Farm Credit West in Paso Robles, where she rose to the position of vice president. In 2013, Kramer accepted an opportunity with Umpqua Bank, starting their agriculture specialist lending team in Templeton.
In addition to the agricultural focus in her career, Sarah is a member or on the board of California Women for Agriculture, California Cattlewomen, California Farm Bureau, The Heritage Foundation and the San Luis Obispo Ag Education Committee.
UnitedAg honored Sarah Kramer, one of UnitedAg’s former scholarship recipients, for her contributions to and participation in furthering agriculture. She was a UnitedAg scholarship winner each of the years she attended Cal Poly.
UnitedAg is an agricultural trade association, bringing solutions to agribusiness by meeting members’ employee benefit needs, advocating for ag with lawmakers, and helping members comply with regulations. For more information on UnitedAg, please visit www.unitedag.org.