Cultivate Ideas.
Nourish Leaders.
Harvest Excellence.

We’re a network of leaders based in agrarian values demonstrating excellence and performing at our highest potential.

Who Are We

Roots & Legacies Consulting, Inc. brings together smart, experienced, connected and passionate individuals all focused on one goal: Empowering Others to Excellence. Roots & Legacies began in 2001 when founders Jackie McClaskey and Sarah Goss worked together to bring professional development trainings to universities and colleges – primarily in colleges and departments of agriculture. In 2017, the organization expanded its services to include strategic communication and marketing support, event and project management, association management and overall business operations consulting.

Roots & Legacies is committed to bringing together the best team to meet its clients’ needs; as a result, the organization works with a number of associates who offer unique areas of expertise and experience but share the deep desire and drive to serve and empower organizations, businesses and individuals who impact the excellence of the agricultural and food industry and rural America.

Mission & Services


To cultivate ideas, nourish leaders, and harvest excellence by putting our talents, passions and agrarian values to work. We engage and develop individuals and organizations.


Our mission will be achieved by providing consulting services in five areas:

Strategic Communications: In today’s hyper-connected environment, what you say and how you say it matters more than ever. We want to help you share your story in a powerful way by defining strong message platforms, determining the best places to share your information, offering training to help deliver your message, and preparing for crisis and issues that may affect your organization.

Personal and Professional Development – Our team is both professionally and personally passionate about helping people realize their personal potential and, in turn, help their organization excel. We offer professional coaching and training, interview preparation, interview process development and execution, professional development training, and speakers bureau management.

Business Operations: Sometimes the only thing standing between a business concept and business success is a change in process, a better understanding of the market, or developing new skills within your organization. Our team can help you excel through offering counsel and analysis on market development, processes, economics, feasibility assessments, workforce development and more. Our goal is to help you reach yours through the most effective, efficient path.

Program and Event Management – Roots & Legacies can serve as an extension of your team to coordinate specific events and programs, or identify the ideal team to manage your association or a specific program or project. Our commitment to excellence extends to services such as association management, curriculum development, fundraising, and leadership development.

Influence-Building Efforts – Leveraging our team’s talents and experience identifying common ground, building alliances and working on technical, challenging situations, we are able to manage issues, engage in policy development and execution, train and prepare political candidates and manage coalitions.


As our team serves as an extension of our clients’ teams, and we work to empower excellence in all we do, we invite you to review some of our past and present work. Our number one goal is excellence!

Case Study – National Pork Board
Des Moines, IA

Livestock Marketing Association
Kansas City, MO

Landmark Implement

Holdrege, NE

Cecil K’s Hometown Market
Holton, KS

KARL Program
Manhattan, KS

Thank you for reviewing a sample of our work. What questions may we answer about our work, our clients and our services?