Who We Are

Who We Are

Our New Team Member!

We are excited to Welcome Liz!  The expertise, experience and energy she brings meshes well with our passion here at Encore to help successful farms and businesses reach the next level.

Meet Liz (Doornink) Griffith

I live in Wisconsin where I have more than 30 years of experience in the dairy industry, working with agriculture companies and producers throughout the United States.  My strong focus is on human resources.  Developing better teams, creating positive cultures and improving leadership.

Meet Tim Schaefer

As the founder of Encore Consultants, I have the immense privilege of helping you—top tier farmers and ranchers throughout the U.S. and Canada—take your operations to the next level.

I have more than 20 years of experience in complex estate and financial planning for business owners, especially large, multi-generational farms. Helping successful farmers become more successful is truly my sweet spot.

In fact, after visiting with me for several minutes, you’ll see how excited and enthusiastic I am about my work!

Valuable Advice, Input and Ideas

In order to expand my knowledge base, I’ve become a Certified Financial Planner, Certified Family Business Advisor and Certified Business Coach.

These qualifications guide me in facilitating the Executive Farmer Network and providing Business Growth Strategy and Succession Planning services.

While Executive Farmer Network peer group members learn from each other, they also benefit from my in-depth background in agriculture, finance, business management and leadership development.

I grew up on a successful multi-generational family farm near Morris, Minnesota, and live a few miles away from the home farm with my wife Kristin and our four children. My first business venture was selling sweet corn door-to-door with an Oliver 70! I attended South Dakota State University, majoring in Economics and Finances. In addition to hunting, I enjoy piloting my plane to visit clients.

If you’d like to explore how Encore Consultants can help you, please send me an email at Tim.Schaefer@Encore-Consultants.net or call me at 320-288-4084.

“I appreciate the opportunity to work with Tim as he brings experiences from a wide variety of different producers and farming operations.”

Mark Foster, Foster Farms, ID