Starting Out Right

Western Ag Vignettes

Moving into the 'blog' world is exciting for me, it's another way to connect with readers.

Published on: August 14, 2012
Launching this blog is an exciting time for me, providing a medium to share my personal thoughts with readers as I travel Western Farmer-Stockman’s eight-state territory.

There are 800,000 square miles in the area I cover, which includes the Pacific Northwest states of Oregon, Washington and Idaho, and the Rocky Mountain region of Colorado, Montana, Wyoming and Utah. Nevada is also a WFS state.

It is impossible for me to adequately provide the coverage needed by myself, so I have forged a highly capable cadre of freelance writers who help cover the more distant states from my base in Vancouver, Wash. Since it takes me a three hour flight – both ways – and a 3 hour trip – both ways -- in a rental car from Denver to cover my most distant area of eastern Colorado, freelance assistance is invaluable.

But I do travel to all of my areas, and I have many “vignettes” to share with you regarding my observations and experiences.

This blog provides me with the capability to chat with you in hope that you will respond with your comments on my tales and on Western Farmer-Stockman in general. Your feedback is the food that nourishes relevant journalism of the future.

Please feel free to let me know how you feel about what we at WFS do, since serving he farm community with inspired writing spiced with ginger, snap and impact is our vision.