Farm Journal is a prime source of practical information on crop production, technology, policy and general agriculture for farm families. As the flagship of Farm Journal Media, Farm Journal magazine has a rich history of service to U.S. agriculture.
Throughout the years, Farm Journal has received innumerable awards for journalistic excellence, including the 2005 Grand Neal, making it the only agricultural publication to ever win the award. Farm Journal’s editorial excellence is defined by its mission to provide farm decision-makers the best information and analysis on practical methods to improve and protect the profitability of production agriculture.
The Farm Journal Test Plots program, which has been running for more than 20 years, is a unique initiative conducted by Farm Journal editors in cooperation with farmers using on-farm conditions to research various agricultural production practices. Past test plots involved planter attachments (row cleaners, closing wheels, seed firmers); the economics of site-specific farming; narrow-row corn; starter fertilizer; soybean populations; and planting performance (speeds, emergence and uniformity).
Farm Journal continues its culture of innovation and advocacy for farmers with the Farm Journal Legacy Project, a comprehensive nationwide effort to help farm families with succession planning for their operations.
Farm Journal magazine serves 360,000 farmers across the U.S.
Of our readers:
268,856 grow corn
237,304 grow soybeans
171,422 grow wheat
22,694 grow cotton
79,692 grow alfalfa
94,774 grow hay
129,450 raise beef cow/calves
65,592 background beef calves (stockers)
45,061 feed out beef cattle
15,259 raise hogs
25,507 have dairy cows
53,969 use irrigation
78,685 adopt new technology
58,197 use minimum-till practices
12,764 sell seed
A career as an agricultural journalist was a natural fit for Katie after growing up on a diversified livestock operation. While attending the University of Missouri–Columbia and pursuing a degree in agricultural journalism, she had internships with the Missouri Farm Bureau and the Missouri Pork Producers Association and was managing editor of The Rural Sociologist. In college, she received first place in the National Association of Agricultural Journalists’ student writing contest and first place in the Agricultural Communicators of Tomorrow’s national critique for her photo story.
During her senior year, she was an intern for Farm Journal, and after graduation in June 2001, she joined the staff as a copy editor and writer, primarily covering machinery and crops. Katie became managing editor in 2008. In this position, she directs all facets of producing Farm Journal.
Katie and her husband manage a cow/calf operation near Fulton, Mo., where they live with their four sons.
2011 Eddies Bronze Best Series of Articles Farm Journal Magazine
2011 Eddies Silver Full Issue Farm Journal Magazine
2011 Eddies Bronze Single Article Farm Journal Magazine
2011 Eddies Silver Single Article Farm Journal Magazine
2011 Jesse H. Neal Winner Grand Neal FJ, TP, DT, AgWeb, AdDay, US Farm Report
2011 Jesse H. Neal Winner Best Integrated Package FJ, TP, DT, AgWeb, AdDay, US Farm Report
2012 Eddies Bronze Single Article Farm Journal Magazine
2012 mins Editorial & Design Awards Winner Single Magazine Issue Farm Journal Magazine
2012 AAEA Writing Awards 2nd Place Humorous Article Farm Journal
2012 AAEA Writing Awards 2nd Place On-Farm Production Farm Journal
2012 AAEA Writing Awards 1st Place Team Story Farm Journal
2013 Jesse H. Neal Winner Best Instructional Content Farm Journal Media
2013 AAEA Design Awards 1st Place Two-Plus Page Design – Commercial Farm Journal
2013 AAEA Design Awards 2nd Place Two-Plus Page Design – Commercial Farm Journal
2013 AAEA Design Awards 1st Place Special Publication Design Farm Journal
2015 Jesse H. Neal Winner Best Instructional Content Farm Journal Media
2015 AAEA Writing Awards 2nd Place On-Farm Production Farm Journal
2015 AAEA Design Awards 3rd Place Opening Page or Spread Design – Commercial Farm Journal
2015 AAEA Design Awards 3rd Place Overall Magazine Design – Special Issues Farm Journal
2015 AAEA Design Awards 2nd Place Multimedia Story Agweb.com
2017 Jesse H. Neal Winner Best Instructional Content Farm Journal Media
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