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Stephanie Schafer, District 5 Director

Stephanie Schafer

Stephanie Schafer of Clinton County is the District 5 Director on the Michigan Farm Bureau (MFB) Board of Directors. She also serves on the board's executive committee.

Alongside her husband Leroy and their three children, Schafer runs a 400-acre dairy farm and custom hay baling operation near Westphalia. A 1992 graduate of Pewamo-Westphalia High School, Schafer went on to study animal science at Michigan State University. 

For the Clinton County Farm Bureau, Schafer has served as a board member, Young Farmer chair, membership co-chair and been involved with the scholarship committee. She's also served on MFB's state-level Young Farmer and policy development committees; chaired the MFB State Study Committee in 2011; and was named the organization's 2011 Volunteer of the Year.

Outside of Farm Bureau, Schafer is involved with 4-H where she's been a leader for more than 10 years. She is a Dallas Township trustee, chair of Pewamo-Westphalia Community Foundation, on the Michigan Milk Producers Resolution Committee and, in 2005, was runner-up for Michigan Milk Producers' Outstanding Young Dairy Cooperator award.

She’s also chair of the Pewamo-Westphalia Community Foundation and serves on the Michigan Milk Producers’ Association resolution committee.